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Organizers looking for bird count volunteers

Organizers of the annual Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count are looking for some more volunteers with keen eyes and a love of birds to help out on Sunday (Dec. 30).

The count dates back more than 40 years in the Harbour City and more than 100 years across North America and is the longest running citizen survey in the world.

Volunteers go out in teams to look for birds in all areas of Nanaimo and provide critical data on population trends and how specific bird populations change over the years.

Help is needed particularly in the southern parts of the count circle, including Cedar, Nanaimo Estuary, Harewood Plains and the Nanaimo River Road area.

To volunteer, please call 250-714-3947, 250-390-3669 or e-mail ryancathers@yahoo.com.

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