Christmas Bird Count: Frontenac circle (ONFR)
Christmas Bird Counts are the longest-running Citizen Science project in North America, taking place annually between December 14 and January 5. The first count in the KFN area is Frontenac, based out of the Village of Sydenham. Dedicated to teaching and learning, this is the ideal CBC for first-time participants and the only local count with a dedicated Youth Team for surveyors aged 12 to 17.
Doors open at 8:30 am for teams to assemble, with winter bird specimens on display and a “Raptors 101” presentation beginning at 9:00 am. Survey teams will then spread out to count all the birds they see in their assigned area. Teams are kept small to keep participants together, and each team is led by at least one experienced birder and/or CBC surveyor. Our leaders are knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers! We round up again at 4 pm to warm our tummies and socialize. This year’s dinner ($5/person) will be hosted by the Frontenac CBC co-Coordinators.
All participants must register in advance: Carolyn Bonta / Michael Johnson, 613-531-4578 or bonta.johnson at sympatico.ca. With advance notice, we can arrange carpooling from Kingston.