Wyatt Keltie, 5, left, Avryl Brophy, Vancouver Island University natural resources protection degree program student, and Rogan McLean-Charles, 6, peer into trees and bushes to pick out various species of birds during the Christmas Bird Count for Kids at Buttertubs Marsh on Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Bird is the word

Christmas Bird Count for Kids was held at Buttertubs Marsh last week

Wyatt Keltie, 5, left, Avryl Brophy, Vancouver Island University natural resources protection degree program student, and Rogan McLean-Charles, 6, peer into trees and bushes to pick out various species of birds during the Christmas Bird Count for Kids at Buttertubs Marsh on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the city, Bird Studies Canada and Nanaimo NatureKids, drew more than 25 children and their families who managed to spot 366 birds from 25 species in just over an hour.

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