Call for volunteers: Project FeederWatch

2015-11-18

Become a volunteer observer for a winter-long survey of birds that visit Mount-Royal Park feeders.

The FeederWatch Project is a winter-time census of birds across Canada and the United States. Observers periodically count the highest possible number of birds as of each species at feeder sites. The project’s goal is to channel the energy and enthusiasm of amateur ornithologists in the interest of scientific research, particularly with a view to tracking long-term trends in bird population and geographical distribution.

Les amis de la montagne has been participating in the FeederWatch Project since 2005. This year, bird watching sessions on the mountain will take place on Fridays and Saturdays, from November 20, 2015 to April 2, 2016. Each session varies from thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the number of feeders observed. Binoculars, identification guides, and field data sheets will be provided by Les amis de la montagne.

If you wish to volunteer, contact Les amis de la montagne to confirm your attendance to one of the mandatory training sessions on Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m. or1 p.m. or Saturday, November 28 at 10 a.m.  Please note that an appointment may be made for individual training if you are unavailable on the specified dates.

We are also seeking volunteers to fill up the feeders with seeds on a regular basis this winter, on Mondays or Thursdays. 

Registration and information:
Claude Drolet
514 843.8240 ext. 242
cdrolet@lemontroyal.qc.ca