Monthly Bird Counts Temporary Guidelines

Sept 2022 update: the temporary guidelines described below are no longer in place in order to ensure physical distancing and keep everyone safe.

Meeting Place:

Please meet at the O’Siyam Pavilion, on Cleveland Ave at Main Street. This is one block north of our usual meeting place at the Howe Sound Inn/Brew Pub.
At the O’Siyam Pavilion we will form four groups to cover four different areas of the estuary.  The count lasts four to five hours, so bring a little snack, if you wish.

COVID-19 guidelines:

  1. We will meet at the Pavilion, an open-air setting to form our groups. We will not meet again after the count, for lunch, as we usually do.
  2. Be prepared to drive your own car to the count locations, as other birders may not feel comfortable to have strangers in their cars.
  3. Wear a mask, if you wish.
  4. Please respect social distancing guidelines and keep a minimum of 2m from others.

Photo of Buffleheads in the Estuary courtesy of Ed Dubois.