The 53rd annual Christmas bird count in Fundy National Park is coming up on Friday.
Keeping track of the birds who visit the park helps them identify trends and during the count they also identify food sources.
Anne Bardou of Parks Canada tells us the area they look at is a circle and the volunteers go into different areas of that circle.
She says their staff and volunteers go out and count everything they find and they also note any sightings of mammals and wildlife but the focus is on birds.
Volunteers are still needed for the event and Bardou tells us it’s a great chance for those with an interest in bird watching to learn about them from more experienced people.
(photo courtesy of Denis Doucet)