Nature NB 2013 Amazing Bird Count
Register as a participant by August 23rd, 2013
Bird Count Dates: Any 24 hour period between September 1st and 30th, 2013.
To support Nature NB's mission to celebrate, conserve and protect New Brunswick's natural heritage through education, networking and collaboration.
To support our conservation and education programs and take part in Nature NB's second annual Amazing Bird Count 2013, download and print a pledge sheet and ask friends, family, and coworkers to sponsor you at a flat rate (such as $25) or per bird species you spot (e.g., 50 cents per species). Next, head out into the field for a maximum of 24-hour anytime between September 1st and 30th, 2013.
Anywhere you choose! You can form a team or go birding by yourself. You can count birds anywhere in New Brunswick.
HOW TO HAVE FUN!
Use the Amazing Bird Count as an excuse to visit your favorite spot or gather a team of your favorite people. Host a picnic and spread your blanket on a hilltop or shoreline. Don't forget, your kids can compete for the Young Naturalist team award.
HOW TO SIGN UP
From April 1st to August 23rd , sign up on our website or mail in your registration form. By participating in the Amazing Bird Count 2013, you'll be doing your part to support healthy ecosystems, promote abundant birds, and protect wildlife, including endangered and threatened species, in New Brunswick. To be considered for a prize, bird counts and pledge forms must be completed and received by October 15th, 2013. Forms can be sent to Nature NB. Forms and questions can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 506-459-4209.
Prizes will be awarded to the following categories:
- Top Fundraiser (most money raised)
- Top Birding Team (most species recorded)
- Best Birds (as determined by the Bird Count Committee)
- Top Young Naturalists' Club team (Most species sighted by a YNC team)
- Teams must register in advance
- Each team may have up to 10 birders
The New Brunswick Bird Checklist (published by Nature NB 2011) is the official checklist of the Bird Count. This Checklist will be sent to each registered team.
All counts must be conducted within one continuous 24-hour period (except for Young Naturalists' Club team counts, which are to be done within a 2-hour period).
Participants on a team must remain within shouting distance while in the field.
Bird Count Report Form
You must turn in your Bird Count reporting form by October 15th 2013 to be considered for any prizes or recognitions. We will publish the winners' names unless you indicate on your forms, in writing, that you do not wish us to print or use your name to recognize you.
Birds attracted by audio devices or by feeders are countable. No audio devices should be used abusively for attracting of rare, threatened, or endangered species. Pishing is also allowed with the same guidelines regarding rare, threatened, and endangered birds.