Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Event Location

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center

1 Nature's Way

Lancaster, PA 17602

Cost

  • Free

Contact

  • 31 Dec

Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC) and the Lancaster County Parks co-sponsors a Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4KIDS). The CBC4KIDS is a youth activity that gets children and adults outdoors during the Christmas holidays for a worthwhile “citizen scientist” event. Based on the adult Christmas Bird Count, this abbreviated event teaches youth the adventure of winter bird identification. Participants form teams, or may be assigned to a team. Volunteers from LCBC will teach youth how to use binoculars; loaners will be available if needed. LCBC members will lead the teams on 90-minute walks in Central Park to identify as many species as possible. Team will report their results at the end of the walks and record their data on eBird; submitting their bird checklists will introduce the concept of citizen science to the young naturalists and emphasize how their efforts can assist bird population monitoring and conservation efforts. All ages; please bring a packed lunch.

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