Marsh Watch is a new pilot program focused on wetland birds and amphibians for beginners. The program combines short virtual webinars with self-guided activities to slowly build your identification skills without getting overwhelmed. The ultimate goal of the program is to give you the skills to confidently submit a checklist from a visit to a wetland of your choosing.
Live webinars take place every Wednesday evening, starting May 10 and run for 10 weeks, ending July 12 2023. Each webinar is recorded and uploaded by the next day, so you’ll always be able to review the material or catch up if you missed the live event. Fun challenges and quizzes help to reinforce the material, and discussion about sightings follow each webinar. We encourage you to visit a wetland each week - there really is no better way to learn than to be out with the birds!
Marsh Watch is intended to help share the wonder of wetlands and increase enjoyment of these biodiversity hotspots. It also acts a stepping stone for the Marsh Monitoring Program, a citizen science program returning to prairie Canada in 2024, by teaching the necessary identification skills without the pressure of a formal survey.
We hope you join us!