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Wed, Mar 27



Birdwatching with Environmental Officer Carly - Welcome Spring!

Learn about birds and citizen science

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Birdwatching with Environmental Officer Carly - Welcome Spring!
Birdwatching with Environmental Officer Carly - Welcome Spring!

Time & Location

Mar 27, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Collingwood, 6 Hickory Street #3E5 off, First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3E4, Canada


About the event

From Carly:

I hope you are all doing well, enjoying the fringe season in anticipation of spring to come. 

I wanted to invite you all to a birdwatching event with the kids. It will be an opportunity for them to engage as citizen scientists as they conduct an informal survey of local bird life. The data collected is essential for migration studies. The bird variety is abundant right now, especially the ducks! 

We will identify, count and record the birds we see. I will bring field guides, regional identification guides**(Simcoe County) and activity sheets. All levels of birding are great- everyone can contribute. The younger students will have lots of opportunity to "find" and "identify" as well with some resources. 

I am an Environmental Officer with 15+ years experience in conservation and emergency response. Regular activities within my profession include reducing pollution impacts and managing waste transfer across Ontario. My passion for birding started when I became acutely aware of human impacts on their nesting habits and displacement. 

I am involved with both Birds Canada and OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologists). I regularly contribute to Project Feeder Watch and am a lifetime student of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

My goal is to nurture concepts of nature preservation and empower young birders. 

Aside from homeschooling my two children, I am usually on a trail, at a marsh or reading about birds. My favourite bird is the AMERICAN CROW. 

-Carly Kowba 

Thanks to Emilie for inviting me to host the spring count!

Tuesday March 26, 10:30am (rain date: Wednesday March 27, 10:30am) 


Collingwood Arboretum 

Please bring (if desired) 


Personal notebooks 

Dress appropriately for the weather! (Warm layers!)

Meet at the labyrinth in the Collingwood Arboretum

PARKING: Parking is available at the end of Hickory St. If this parking is full parking is also available behind the McDonald's on Cedar St. 

Contact Emilie cell 5142449091 if needed

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