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: December 8, 2018 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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. Monday, December 3, 2018
Call us at 770-784-3059 and register today!