OTTAWA BIRD COUNT
A Volunteer Based, Scientifically Rigorous Survey of Birds in an Expanding City
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Ottawa Bird Count. That’s 10 years of awesome volunteers, just like you, donating a few hours of their time to build a city that is healthy habitat for people and for birds.
We are celebrating this milestone with a new website (Welcome! and please bear with us while we complete construction), some neat new ways to explore our results (coming soon), a new mobile app for our census plots (coming soon), and a second complete round of, city-wide coverage with our point count program (we’ve only ~20 routes to go!).
Our field season begins on May 28 and runs through July 7th. Contact us now to help out with our surveys: email us.
Remember, with one of our recording units, you don’t need to worry if you are still working on your ID skills. A few hours of your time can make a big difference in helping us meet our survey goal.
With complete coverage of the priority point count routes, we will be able to make our first estimates of population change, in time for our 10th anniversary in 2017!
We also have plenty of census plots available, and we think you’re going to love our new mobile app for collecting census plot observations; it’s super cool.
Adam C. Smith
Director, Ottawa Bird Count
Oh, and while our new website is under construction, if you can’t find something have a look on our old site, or send us a note.
Ottawa Bird Count Presentation May 2014 This presentation summarizes some of the results so far: occurrence of specific bird species,...