Bird count set for Dec. 14

Sunday, Dec. 14 will mark the 47th consecutive year the Williams Lake Field Naturalists have conducted the Christmas Bird Count.

Sunday, Dec. 14 will mark the 47th consecutive year the Williams Lake Field Naturalists have conducted the Christmas Bird Count in Williams Lake and 115 years since the original count was undertaken in 1900.

Last year’s count of 3,953 birds of 47 species was below the 10-year average of 4,200 birds of 53 species and it’s difficult to predict what will turn up on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Feeder watchers contribute greatly to the count and the field naturalists encourage everyone with a feeder to let us know what they see on count day.

The count area is a 24-kilometre circle centred in downtown Williams Lake.

For more information on the Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count please contact Phil Ranson at 250 398-7110 or ranson1@telus.net.