Grab your binoculars or cameras and fill up your bird feeders — Brandon’s 33rd official Christmas Bird Count will take place this Sunday.
The Brandon count is just one of many that will take place between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 throughout North and South America.
These counts comprise the longest running citizen science survey in the world and provide crucial data on bird population trends.
Plus, tens of thousands of participants know that it is also a lot of fun.
If you think you might be interested in joining the Brandon Christmas Bird Count (or others in Manitoba) and learning more about the birds that winter here, contact Cal Cuthbert at 204-729-3504 (work) or 204-727-2239 (home) for more information.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 12, 2013