BPQ Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) Introduction

Event

Morgan Arboretum, 150 chemin des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, CA

The GBBC is a global event and each year tens of thousands of people around the world submit checklists reporting many millions of birds. The data collected during a 4-day count period every February helps scientists monitor avian population and migration trends. Come learn all about feeder birds and what you need to know to join in this fun citizen science initiative.

  • Learn about birds and how to identify them
  • Find out about bird feeding and the array of feeders on the market
  • Go on a bird walk with experts and identify birds in the wild
  • Observe birds through one of several high-powered birding scopes
  • Hand-feed the Black-capped Chickadees (note: we’ve requested their cooperation, but no guarantees!)
  • Learn all about on-line data submission to eBird, a free global database for bird observation
  • Warm up with some complimentary hot chocolate after the walk

Admission and GBBC Event Parking: FREE
Parking fees for non-members attending the event will be paid by Bird Protection Quebec.
Admission includes all day access to the Arboretum - bring skis, snowshoes or toboggans for after the event.


Already passionate about birds? Help a new birder take flight!
Attend the event with a non-birding friend or relative. If every bird watcher inspired just one other person to watch birds, we could double the number of people who enjoy and care not only about birds, but the wild places where they live.

Contact: birdprotectionquebec [at] gmail.com
Bird Protection Quebec (BPQ) Website: www.birdprotectionquebec.org

Important Reminders:

  • Participants should dress according to the weather; there will be a combination of indoor and outdoor activities.
  • No drinkable water on site – please bring your own bottle of water.
  • Bring binoculars if you have any (we will have a limited number of spare pairs to borrow and share if you don’t).
  • Don’t forget your camera if you have one!
  • A small backpack to bring along on the bird walk to keep your hands free and valuables secure recommended.

Photo : Michel Bourque