Join FOUP at the 3rd Annual International Migratory Bird Day – Elk Lake. May 12, 2012

The Friends of Uplands Park will be participating at the 3rd Annual International Migratory Bird Day, with a table and a display.  Volunteer to help at the display table or stop by and chat.

Info about the event:  The Victoria Natural History Society, Rocky Point Bird Observatory, and CRD Regional Parks are proud to present the 3rd Annual International Migratory Bird Day from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Help celebrate and learn more about the journey that birds take from their summer and winter homes by participating in this free all-day event that offers engaging activities for birders of all ages, expertise, and abilities. Participate in guided bird walks, mist-netting demonstrations, hummingbird and passerine banding demonstrations, live raptors, and children’s activities. Be sure to check out booths representing local organizations focused on studying migratory birds and gather information on ways to help conserve species and their habitats.

  • 9 am: Event opening – Picnic shelter (at the Elk/Beaver Lake filter beds). Displays, touch tables, crafts, scavenger hunts, games, fun! Follow the signs!
  • 9 am to 2 pm: Bird banding demonstrations – mist nets will be nearby and constantly checked for songbirds.
  • 9 am to 2 pm: Hummingbird banding demonstrations – hummingbird feeder traps will be monitored all day.
  •  Birding walks: ~ 40 minutes in length- leave from the picnic shelter and run every hour, starting at 9:15 am.
  •  Live raptors: Pacific Northwest Raptors will have birds of prey at the event, with a demonstration flight in the morning (11 am) and afternoon (1 pm).

Here is a link to a brochure with map of the park: http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/documents/elk_beaver_brochur.pdf  The “filter beds” area is marked at the south end of Beaver Lake

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