Mac Johnson Wildlife Area – Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area - Christmas Bird Count for Kids

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Timeline for Completion: Saturday Dec 28, 2019 – 9:30am to 11:30am


The CBC4Kids was established in 2007, in California. This event was inspired by the well-loved Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC works with Bird Studies Canada, to track the experience of birds throughout December and January, collecting this data for research, conservation, and education. Now with the CBC4Kids, a new generation of young birders can get involved with the event and build a better understanding of the wildlife around them.

On December 28th, Guides will be show participants how to identify local bird life, use binoculars, and keep track of what they see and hear. Guides will then lead participants outside to find and count birds. A minimum of two trails will be offered and one will be more accessible. We encourage participants with young children to bring toboggans and enjoy the snow (fingers crossed we have some!). After our adventures together, our young Citizen Scientists will join us by the campfire to share stories and enjoy some warm, sweet treats. The data we collected will be gathered and submitted to Bird Studies Canada, used for research and conservation of our winged friends.

Mac Johnson is a beautiful Conservation Area, managed by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. The FAB Nature Camp at Mac Johnson is excited to organize this event and we would like to remind participants that the site has a plowed entrance and parking area. Trails are not plowed and the property is “use at your own risk”. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Location: 4649 Debruge Road, Brockville, Ont


Contact Us:
Kelly McGann
Telephone: 343-989-1079

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Project entered on: December 11, 2019 at 8:57 pm

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