Mallard on Nicola River File Photo KDG

Mallard on Nicola River
File Photo KDG

The Nicola Naturalists are organizing the Merritt Christmas Bird Count. This count has been running since 1995 and is one of thousands held across N America and other parts of the world. The count is on Sunday 20th December 2015 – you can come for the whole day or part of the day. We tally all the species and numbers of birds within a 22 km diameter circle. The area is divided up and groups of birders spend the day looking for both common and rare species.

Source Alan Burger

Here are a few samples of birds within 22 Kilometers of Merritt…

 

Ring Neck Doves File Photo KDG

Ring Neck Doves
File Photo KDG

Sandpiper Photo KDG

Sandpiper
 File Photo: KDG

Mallard Duck File Photo KDG

Mallard Duck
File Photo KDG

Heron Photo KDG

Heron
Photo KDG

Feeders help Photo KDG

Feeders help Sparrows
Photo KDG

On this Day: December 11th 1997

The Kyoto Protocol comes up for signature.

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