Do you love the Columbia Wetlands, birds, and being outside? If so, participating in the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) may be for you!

Migratory bird surveys will be occuring in the Columbia Wetlands this fall from 10am-1pm on each of the three following dates:
  • Friday, September 29th
  • Thursday, October 5th
  • Sunday, October 15th
We are currently seeking citizen-scientists to survey for birds near Golden, Parson, Spillimacheen, Brisco, Radium, Wilmer, Lake Windermere, Invermere and Columbia Lake.  A major goal of the CWWS is to collect baseline data necessary for achieving Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) status for the Columbia Wetlands; data you collect may be used to help designate the Columbia Wetlands as an IBA!  We are also determining where the most significant staging and feeding areas are in the Columbia Wetlands, for more than 30 migratory bird species (including species-at-risk).
A limited number of high quality optical gear sets can be lent to those in need. Free in-class training sessions will occur in Invermere on Thursday September 21st (5-7pm), and in Golden on Friday September 22nd (5-7pm).
If you are interested in participating in the CWWS or would like to know more, please email racheldarvill@gmail.com or call us at 250-344-5530.