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This rare white crow was spotted by birder and former Langley Times photographer John Gordon several years ago. The Christmas bird count goes in Langley on Dec. 29. - John Gordon file photo
This rare white crow was spotted by birder and former Langley Times photographer John Gordon several years ago. The Christmas bird count goes in Langley on Dec. 29.
— image credit: John Gordon file photo

The Langley Field Naturalists are hoping residents with bird feeders can help participate in the annual Christmas bird count.

On Sunday, Dec. 29, the Langley Field Naturalists are again participating in the Langley section of the Surrey/White Rock Christmas bird count.  If you live within the official count circle and have a bird feeder, you can provide extra eyes to spot unusual species or unusually high or low numbers of the common birds at your feeder.

This is invaluable information that can be added to the Field Naturalists count numbers, said Kathy Masse, a Langley Field Naturalist.

"We will have your numbers to add to our results, that over the years reflect how our different Langley birds are either thriving or struggling," said Masse.

The bird count area is a pie-shaped area bordered by 200th Street to 88th and 40th Avenue to 238th with a rounded line connecting 200th and 88th and 238th and 40th.

From the comfort of your kitchen window, you can list the species that come to your feeder and keep track of the numbers of each species at intervals throughout the day.  The LFN will be out counting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After 4 p.m., the LFN ask that you email your results to: langleyfieldnaturalists@shaw.ca.  Include your address to confirm that it is in our count area.

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