CBC4Kids a Great Success!

Image from CBC4Kids 2019

The 5th annual CBC4Kids (Christmas Bird Count for Kids) was held on Saturday, January 5th at Camp Chowenwaw Park in Clay County. More than twenty children ages 8-16 learned some basics about birds and binoculars with "Birding Boot Camp," then split into small groups and hit the trails for a 60-minute bird walk with an experienced local birder to see what birds they could find and identify. Birds spotted by the kids included: Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Turkey Vultures, American Robins, Cedar Waxwings, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Black-and-white Warblers, White-eyed Vireos, Blue-headed Vireos, and many more! This fun winter event celebrates birds while engaging youth in real Citizen Science.

CBC4Kids 201901 DH 1After the bird walks, everyone enjoyed a wonderful wildlife program from Mike Rossi of Wild Wonders Animal Show, which allowed the kids to get up close and personal with a variety of animal species.

Many thanks to event sponsors Camp Chowenwaw Park, Clay County Parks, and Wild Birds Unlimited of Julington Creek, who generously provided snacks and prizes for the event.

Learn more about the event in this article published in Clay Today.