This information on the summer bird census was included in Oak Hammock Marshes latest email update:
Each year, the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre conducts a series of surveys to count some of the animals found at the Marsh. Some surveys are done daily, some weekly and others annually.
Surveys are a great way to explore the Marsh, learn more about wetlands and animals, and get involved in conservation efforts.
The annual Summer Bird Census helps determine which species of birds nest at the marsh and is a great way to improve bird observation skills.
Teams of volunteers, consisting of one expert and some novices, walk a section of the dike system, recording everything seen and heard. After the morning walk, a lunch will be served and prizes awarded.
There is a fee of $5 per participants plus admission.
Participants are asked to be at the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre no later than 6:45 a.m.
Call us at (204) 467-3300 to register before June 20. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!