2018 Swand and Eagle Count

2018 Swan & Eagle Count – Sunday, January 14
SUBMITTED/North Okanagan Naturalists' Club

The Swan and Eagle Count is a citizen science program that occurs mid-January each year. The North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club contributes to the tally of Swans and Eagles annually. The count monitors the current population status of these birds in southern interior British Columbia. The count is in its 38th year for Swans and 24th year for Eagles.

The North Okanagan count zone covers four areas with a total of nine different routes throughout our region. The routes are covered by different groups with one group going as far north as Sicamous, another to the south end of Mabel Lake via Lavington and Lumby and a third group counting from Enderby through Kingfisher and out to Mabel Lake. In the Vernon area several groups scout the north and south end of Kalamalka Lake, Vernon Arm of Okanagan Lake and the Head of the Lake area.

The count numbers are compiled with others from the BC Interior and elsewhere and form a database used by university students and graduate ornithologists in various bird research programs.

The Vernon area count will be held this year on Sunday, January 14.

All interested people (new and experienced birders alike) are welcome to participate in this year’s count.

For further details on how to join us for this enjoyable day’s outing, please contact:
Aaron Deans, Swan & Eagle Count Coordinator, bishopwildbird@gmail.com Ph: 250-542-5122

We will do our best to match you with a group of experienced naturalists.