Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Holds Bird Count 4 Kids

Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by: Rebecca Hinkle | Category: Events


Kids in grades 3-6 are invited to a fun event that will be happening on January 17th at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge from 9 am -1 pm. The refuge is located at 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor.
Are you getting a little cabin fever after all this cold weather? Well, bundle up and get OUTDOORS! (An adult family member must accompany children.)
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) 4 KIDS event will be a similar event to the century old Christmas Bird Count but geared towards kids. Small groups will go out with adult bird guides to count every bird that they see or hear on a planned route. A basic bird ID and binocular use session will precede the field session. So you don’t have to have any prior birding experience to participate! You can bring your own binoculars or use a pair of ours. ALL YOUTH IN GRADES 3-6 ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
A pizza lunch will be provided by the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association after the count.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required, to register call 419-898-0014.
Plan to dress for the weather with warm boots, hats and gloves.
For more information about Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge events, call 419-898-0014, visit the refuge's website, http://www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OttawaNWR. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is located 15 miles east of Toledo or 16 miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.


Press Release Contact Name: Rebecca Hinkle
Press Release Contact Email: rebecca_hinkle@fws.gov
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-898-0014
Organization Name: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Website or Link: www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa/
Organization Address: 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH, 43449