British Columbia Beached Bird Survey
|Presented By||Bird Studies Canada|
|Goal||Monitor seabird mortality in British Columbia|
|Task||Walk your local beach while looking for dead birds|
|Where||British Columbia, Canada|
Each month, volunteer citizen scientist along British Columbia's coast head to their local beaches to look for bird carcasses. It may sound grim, but the data collected during these surveys provides crucial baseline information on the causes and rates of seabird mortality. The resulting information provides a good indication of marine ecosystem health and can serve as an early detection system for changes in ocean conditions. No bird identification skills are required, all survey equipment is provided.
|How to Join||
Please email Karen at BCvolunteer@birdscanada.org if you are interested in joining our team.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per month|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach|
|Tags||beach, birds, oil|
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