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Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids
4th annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird for Kids
Join local naturalists and Bay Area families on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 10 am to 3 pm for the 4th annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) at Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes, with some 490 species of birds recorded (over 50% of species of birds in North America), easily claims the prize for the greatest avian diversity of any U.S. national park, which makes it an ideal location for this family-friendly event.
Every year for over a century, tens of thousands of volunteers take part in the National Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations--and to help guide conservation action. This rigorous event often does not include young children, so in an effort to train future generations in this country-wide endeavor, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA), in collaboration with the National Park Service at Point Reyes and Sonoma Birding, invites families with children ages 3 to 18 to join us for a half day event to learn some of the important basic elements of this grand old Audubon tradition.
Budding Birders (ages 3 to 6) will have a range of activities and a bird discovery walk, while Young Birders (ages 7 to 18) will participate in the official count and pre-choose their birding location. The objective of this event is to have fun, connect families with nature, and potentially create a "home team" of birders for future bird counts. Kids will be guided and encouraged to look for, identify and record the kinds and numbers of birds they encounter with help from their local "bird brain." All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians will be encouraged to support their child's discovery and in the process learn some important methods to continue their child's exploration of the natural world.
Participants should meet at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.Participants should wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress in layers, bring rain gear, and bring a picnic lunch. Bring binoculars if you have them. Loaner binoculars will also be made available.
This is a free event sponsored by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and the National Park Service at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Register to participate in this free event. Limited space; first-come, first served.
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