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Archive for the ‘monitoring. birds’ Category

Windermere Christmas Bird Count

By Blueheron | monitoring. birds

American Robin one of the 52 species recorded. Photo by Larry Halverson Seventy four people counted 3,927 individual birds during the 34th annual Lake Windermere District Christmas Bird Count. The number of birds is up by 47% from last year. Some of the increase can be attributed to high number Bohemian Waxwings and Common Redpolls. [&hellip

>Muskrat Lodge

By | Ecosystem Indicators, lodge, monitoring. birds, rodent

> Muskrat Lodge near Wilmer, BCPhoto by Larry Halverson Muskrats are an important player in wetland ecosystems. Their influence on vegetative structure can affect invertebrate communities as well as bird abundance and diversity. Muskrats are a food source for a number of animals like mink, coyotes and eagles. Muskrats can also serve as indicators of [&hellip

>Nocturnal Owl Survey

By | Bird Survey, monitoring. birds

> Photo by Larry Halverson Great Horned is one of the most common owls in the Columbia Wetlands. It also the earliest nesting owl so now is time to hear them calling. Most species of owls are secretive and nocturnal, making population monitoring a difficult science. Fortunately, volunteer owl surveyors across Canada are listening for owl calls [&hellip

>Volunteers observing and recording birds in the Columbia Wetlands

By | monitoring. birds, volunteers

> Every year since 1978, volunteers have participated in Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) in the Columbia Valley. It is part of the longest-running wildlife census in the world. There is a specific methodology to the CBC, but everyone can participate. The counts are conducted on any one day between December 14 and January 5 inclusive. [&hellip

Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners