Birding Big Day
Help us raise money for birds in the St. Joseph Channel area!
For more information, please contact Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-782-2200.
Join The Kensington Conservancy (TKC) for a Birding Big Day and help raise funds for bird conservation in the Central Algoma area! The goal is to complete a "big day", which is where you go out and record as many different bird species as you can throughout the day. This will be a friendly competition in an effort to raise funds to help protect local birds.
You do not have to be an expert birder to participate. You can do it either solo or as a team. If you are participating as a team, we encourage it only be with members of your household and you follow all necessary precautions as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: September 12, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Echo Bay to Thessalon, including Highway 638 and St. Joseph Island. See photo below for exact boundaries
Cost: Donation (select Birding Big Day from drop down menu)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no potluck following this year's event. All results will be emailed in, where they will be compiled and sent back to all participants.
All proceeds will be used for a bird related conservation project in the Desbarats area. Participants who donate $35 or more will also receive a TKC membership, if they are not already a member or have not been one in the past. Donations can be made in advance through the TKC website (select Birding Big Day from drop down menu) or by mailing a cheque (with a note stating it's for Birding Big Day) to:
The Kensington Conservancy
PO Box 127
You are not required to participate the full day, but the longer you spend, the more species you are likely to see. Participants are also encouraged to take as many photos throughout the day, both of birds and people birding.
In addition to recording each species that you observe throughout the day, all participants are encouraged to submit their sightings to eBird.org.