Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011 The Ontario Swift Watch Project

Bird Studies Canada – Presents

An Ontario Region Workshop on

The Ontario SwiftWatch Project

Wednesday May 4th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden Interpretive Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Come out and learn about

ü Chimney Swifts, their biology and decline

ü the Ontario SwiftWatch Project

ü and other Bird Studies Canada’s programs in your area.

The Chimney Swift is easy to recognized by its cigar shaped body.

The Chimney Swift has been declining in numbers over the past few decades likely due to loss of habitat.

The Chimney Swift makes its nest out of small twigs which are pick up during flight and glued together by its saliva. They lay 3-6 white eggs.

We are seeking enthusiasts to be trained to monitor Chimney Swifts and who are willing to spend 11 – 50 hours per year as a volunteer surveyor in an Ontario community.

· Learn the techniques needed to monitor this Species At Risk.

· The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, across the road from the Canada Agriculture Museum parking lot entrance. The centre is the white building at the far end of the driveway.

· Please dress appropriately for an evening outdoors.

This Workshop is Free For Participants

· For more information, please contact Kristyn Richardson, Stewardship Biologist krichardson@birdscanada.org or 519-586-3531 x 127

This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of Environment; the Government of Ontario, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. A special thanks to the Ottawa Stewardship Council and the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club for their support and participation.

Debbie Badzinski, Ontario Program Manager

Bird Studies Canada

c/o Environment Canada

National Wildlife Research Centre

1125 Colonel By Drive (Raven Rd.)

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0H3

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