2nd Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids Recap

2nd Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids Recap

The 2019 Lambton County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4KIDS), hosted by LWI's Young Naturalist team and staffed by club volunteers was completed on Saturday, Dec 28th at Canatara Park, Sarnia Ontario. 25 kids, ages 6-12 participated with their parents or grandparents in our 2nd annual count. Although bird numbers were down, as is the case all over the continent, the kids and adults had a great time! It was wonderful to see so many children and youth interested in birds and nature over the holidays. With all generations involved, it made for a unique event blending outdoor activity, citizen science,…
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๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (ages 6-12)

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (ages 6-12)

This March, we will be keeping a lookout for Tundra Swans that migrate to the area. If we are lucky enough to witness this spectacular wildlife event, we will send a notification to ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด with further details of the TBD pop-up event. ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜‰๐˜‹ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜น ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ! Typically the best location is a field behind the Lambton County Heritage Museum. For more info about our local…
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Young Naturalists Enjoyed a Successful Christmas Bird Count!

Young Naturalists Enjoyed a Successful Christmas Bird Count!

A big thank you to all the leaders and participants for a successful Christmas Bird Count in Canatara Park on December 29. The data that was gathered is submitted to Bird Studies Canada and adds important information about bird populations and helps to develop conservation strategies. Fifteen children participated in the count and they were able to use binoculars provided to the young naturalists program with funding from Nova Chemicals and Vortex Binoculars. Mike Kent (Young Naturalists leader), Sean Jenniskens, Amy Virostek, Brandon Edwards, Brandy Fenwick, Sharon Nethercott, and Anne Goulden all assisted with the bird count.
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Free Thayer Birding Software for Kids โ€“  The Young Birder Program

Free Thayer Birding Software for Kids โ€“ The Young Birder Program

Any young birders or students interested in birds and nature who are enrolled in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school can download the new version 7.7 of Thayerโ€™s Birds of North America โ€“ for FREE. Just visit www.ThayerBirding.com, select the Windows or the Mac download and enter our special code: LambtonWildlifeYoungBirder Then click the Apply button and Free Checkout. This amazing birding software, for Windows or Mac computers, features the 1,007 birds that have been seen in the continental United States and Canada. The software includes 6,856 color photos, 1,506 songs and calls, 552 video clips of birds…
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Special Service Award โ€“ Melissa Levi

Presented at the LWI Annual General Meeting, April 8, 2017 Melissa says โ€œ LWI Young Naturalist and Junior Conservationist programs have the potential to be a powerful opportunity to connect children with nature and to help build future conservationists.โ€ Melissa has been the young naturalist and junior naturalist leader for Lambton Wildlife for more than 10 years. During that time she provided a varied and interesting program that included kayaking, camping, owl prowls, and snowshoeing.ย  Some became yearly traditions such as the Christmas bird count, butterfly count, Howard Watson nature Trail Clean- up and camping on Pelee Isalnd. During these…
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Are you a youth interested in nature? Join Our Young Naturalist Clubs!

Are you a youth interested in nature? Join Our Young Naturalist Clubs!

Lambton Wildlife Incorporated (LWI) has been protecting nature for over 50 yearsย by bringing those with a love of nature together to work towards common goals in conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. Through a range of programs and events we aim toย foster an environment that encouragesย appreciating, learning, and teaching about the natural environment. ย In order to continue the voice and values of LWI, we must reach out to our younger generation to provide them with positive experiences in nature. Why Connect Kids with Nature? Nature deficit disorder may be a coined phrase but the symptoms…
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