Each year between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, naturalists in different locations in North America and elsewhere make a point of getting out and doing a bird count to get the lay of the avian landscape during the depths of winter. This year’s count in Regina and area goes on Sunday Dec. 27 between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
You can find out more information on the bird count, along with details on how to participate, by visiting the Nature Regina website. If you check the event calendar, you’ll see that a second bird count is being held in the Balgonie area during daylight hours on Saturday, Jan. 2.
As a side note, we did an article on citizen science a few issues back, and one of the projects we highlighted was an online data base called eBird where people who are interested in bird-watching can register and then record birds they see both in their home region and any other areas of the world they might happen to visit.
You can find out more about eBird here.