Christmas Bird Count underway in South Cariboo

There's still three days to get involved in the annual bird count

All birds

All birds

Volunteers across North America have been counting birds since Dec. 14, 2012 for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

It’s the world’s longest running wildlife census, and on Jan. 5, people in the South Cariboo will have to opportunity to participate.

The bird count is a project of the National Audubon Society in the United States, and in Canada, is co-ordinated by Bird Studies Canada. The published report, American Birds, will be available digitally in 2013.

Last year’s count in Canada saw 412 counts involving more than 12,000 people who tallied 3.9 million birds of 303 species.

To get involved in the 100 Mile House count, contact area co-ordinator Barrie Bolton by e-mail at barrie.bolton@gmail.com.