Project Bird Spot
PROJECT BIRD SPOT
A new venture for Friends of Fort Vancouver
Most are familiar with the accounts of famous naturalists, Smithsonian researchers of the US Army and scientific studies based at our historic site. This is an informal opportunity to participate in the thrill of "discovery" and documentation while enjoying your National Historic Site.
With the support of interested folk, the Friends hope to provide a long-term, year-round snapshot of the bird presence at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and improve awareness of local birds while engaging with the site on your own time. Birder and photographer Pam Gunn has offered to present ideas for this casual program and to help record the data collected. Participants would each choose a special spot (maybe a favorite on their frequent walks in the Park and Officers’ Row.) On a regular basis the participant notes all birds seen at that spot, time spent for each entry, species, and the number of birds seen of each species. The location is constant.
This opening event is an orientation with a presentation of slide by Pam Gunn and discussion of objectives and methods. This is designed to be a fun and site engaging project that will result in useful information for everyone. Ages 10 and up are welcome.
Binoculars and a camera are recommended. The Friends Bookstore has abbreviated Sibley guides for sale as well as more detailed naturalists' accounts.
The National Park Service requires that masks be worn inside the Visitor Center at all times and prefers participants to be vaccinated.
|Event Date||12-11-2021 1:30 pm|
|Event End Date||12-11-2021 2:30 pm|
|Cut off date||12-10-2021 9:00 pm|