Youth Christmas Bird Count

NOTICE: The rescheduled CBC date is Jan. 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Traditional Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) feature 8-hour days and lots of driving. This Youth CBC is specifically for kids. There is no driving, and the count lasts just 2.5 hours. Teams of kids ages 8–16 will be led by experienced birders as they search the fields and forests of the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for birds. After lunch, kids can present their findings and we will have a birds of prey presentation.

Kids do not have to be experienced birders to participate. This is an opportunity to learn how to identify birds, or to improve birding skills in preparation for the Youth Birding Competition in April. Binoculars and field guides will be provided to the kids, and parents are welcome to join the teams. Adults bring own binoculars.

  • When: January 12, 2019 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (date and time change)
  • Where: Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
  • Cost: free for kids (including lunch). Adults (17+) $9 for lunch
  • Maximum: 40 kids
  • Deadline to Register: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019

Call us at 770-784-3059 and register today!

If you have questions, please contact Bob Sargent at bob.sargent@dnr.ga.gov or 478-994-1438.

This Youth CBC is specifically for kids.

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