BIRDS AND CITIZEN SCIENCE IN THE PARKS!
On May 8, Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council will celebrate our fourth annual Global Big Day with bird enthusiasts from across the globe and we invite you to join us by counting birds in backyards, parks and public spaces. This is a great way to get outdoors, it’s free and it’s family friendly! Last year, Eagle Point team members observed 90 species and 1625 individual birds in a 12 hour period! Let’s see if we can beat that this year!
Join the EAGLE POINT TEAM on May 8, 2021 and be a part of a global birding community by sharing what birds you see around you.
We need your help to count birds within 25 km of three Parks – Eagle Point Provincial Park, Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area & Buck Lake Provincial Park. You can count in your backyard, a neighborhood park or you can join birders on the route shown on the map below. Please bring your own vehicle, snacks, water, etc.
Make a pledge to contribute to science and help scientists gain a better understanding of global bird populations. We recommend a good bird identification book and/or a bird identification app for your phone.
EAGLE POINT TEAM BIRDING ROUTE (OPTIONAL)
– Eagle Point Provincial Park: We visit Willey West Campground & Hilltop Trails from 7:00 am – 9:00 am
– Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area – We visit a couple of locations (see map) from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
– Buck Lake Provincial Park: We visit the Alder Flats Fish & Game Group Camp & Buck Lake Provincial Park from Noon – 2:00 pm
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
– STEP 1 – REGISTER TO JOIN THE EAGLE POINT TEAM SO THAT WE CAN COMBINE ALL OF OUR BIRDING RESULTS
– STEP 2 – SUBMIT YOUR BIRD COUNTS VIA ONE OF THE THREE OPTIONS BELOW
– WITH THE eBIRD APP: If you already have the eBird app, you can share your May 8, 2021 checklist with Eagle Point via the eBird app.
– USE THE CHECKLIST: If you don’t wish to use the eBird app, download the EPBR Bird Checklist here, note all the birds (species and number) that you observe on May 8 on the checklist and email it to email@example.com by May 10, 2021 at 10:00 am.
TEXT OR EMAIL YOUR SIGHTINGS: If you only have a few bird species to report, email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or text Kathy at 780-542-1932 with your bird count. Don’t forget to include your name and the location you observed each species. Deadline to report your sightings: May 10, 10:00 am.