18 Tsothóhrha/December 2021 – The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) once again joined the 86th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), organized by Bird Protection Quebec. The CBC is a citizen-science project that covers two 24-km wide circles; one centered in Montreal West and the other in Hudson. The goal is to collect important data on the birds that inhabit these regions each winter.
In Kahnawà:ke, KEPO staff and other volunteers split into two teams to conduct the CBC; one in the seaway area and one inland.
Here are the results from this year’s CBC:
A few of the images captured by the participants:
All are welcome to participate in future Christmas Bird Counts; whether you are an experienced birder or a newbie. Check back in December 2022 for information on next year’s bird count.