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Grasslands National Park

Volunteer Opportunities

Nature Saskatchewan’s Annual Christmas Bird Count

Parks Canada is looking for volunteers to participate in Nature Saskatchewan’s Annual Christmas Bird Count which will held on December 16, 2016 at Grasslands National Park.

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The information, collected by thousands of volunteers, forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Orientation with Resource Conservation staff begins at 8:30 am on December 16, 2016.

The volunteers will be separated into small groups led by Resource Conservation staff and will travel by vehicle along 1 of 5 routes within Grasslands national park to look for birds and mammals.

Once the route is done, volunteers are to meet for supper provided by Parks Canada followed by a special presentation.

If you are interested in participating in this volunteer activity or would like additional information please contact Danielle Grant, Projects Communication Officer at 306-298-2353 or by email