Young bird enthusiasts wanted fowl of all sizes during a annual Christmas Bird Count Saturday in Stanley Park — all from chickadees to bald eagles.
The bird count is a 115-year aged tradition and there are hundreds of bird species to see in a area, pronounced Celina Starnes, with a Stanley Ecology Society.
It’s a possibility for children to run around outside, though it’s also an event to conclude nature.
“After doing a Christmas Bird Count, I’m anticipating a lot of these children will come divided with a heightened appreciation for all a tiny class that are out there around them.”
Starnes says Stanley Park is a ideal place for a bird count since of a formidable ecosystem and a plcae on a peaceable flyway.
“We’ll entice a children out into a park, we have a tiny intro session, how to brand a many common birds. Then we get out, count as many as we can, come behind in, offer some prohibited chocolate, and do a total of all a opposite class we spotted.”
The best approach to demeanour for birds is to use your ears, pronounced Starnes.
Here are a few examples of birds we competence see during a Christmas Bird Count:
The pine siskin is similar in size to the chickadee, but more delicate and streamline in shape, according to Celina Starnes with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. (L. Gertsman)
The black capped chickadee is easy to spot with its striking black and white head, says Celina Starnes with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. (M. Schmidt)
Song sparrows, like other small birds, like to hide where there is a lot of forest cover, says Celina Starnes with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. (S. McCann)
The march is giveaway and people can register on the Stanley Park Ecology Society website.