Monthly Archives: June 2013

Blooms enjoyed in Uplands Park while Bird Watching – June 30-2013

A great group met June 30-2013 at 8:00AM, at Cattle Point, to Bird Watch in Uplands Park. Some interesting blooms and seed heads also observed:













Birding in Uplands Park – Sunday June 30 at 8:00AM.

Geoffrey & Dave Newell send the following;

The next birding with Geoffrey and Friends of Uplands Park is Sun. June 30 at 8:00 a.m. As always, we really enjoyed our last experience with all of you.  Perhaps you would like to bring a friend this Sunday as well.   We never cease to take pleasure in watching for the seasonal changes in birds and wildflowers within the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem and along the shoreline. 

Please meet us in the large parking lot out at the end of Cattle Point this Sunday.  We hope to see you there!

Here is a PDF of the  Bird Lists Uplands Park Dec 2012 – June 2013

Tidal Pools & Sea Birds “Nature Walk” at Cattle Point – A Fun Time for all (Sunday June 9, 2013)

FOUP Co-Chair Margaret Lidkea sends the following message about the Friends of Uplands “Park Tidal Pools & Sea Birds” event that took place at Cattle Point on Sunday, June 9, 2013.

Sunday was so much fun!  It was good to look up on the shore and find so many people talking sharing information.  Who said it would be a great idea to have a geology day??? 

And Margaret adds, for all our FOUP Steering Committee Members who came out and participated:

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE AND HELPING WITH THE TIDAL POOL EVENT!!! Thanks Ben for arranging for Annette, to Chris for organizing the Tidal physics (I copied your handout to my computer) and to Carol for sending us a list and suggesting that we have a Cattle Point Flora and Fauna list on our website!  I feel blessed to have you in my life. Lady Suzanne, is now on our Steering Committee. She is a biologist and a Homeschool parent, so we plan to run a family event each month starting in September. Here are some photos of us, but does not include the Red rock crab because we were anything but crabby.

HUGE HUGS, Margaret

Bird List – Uplands Park & Cattle Point (Sunday May 9, 2013)

From Geoffrey and David Newell:

Hello Friends of Uplands Park:  As promised, here is the list from today’s outing, including the Eared Grebe!  It was a great day on the beach!  Margaret, for your species list add a Pacific Octopus!  It was dead.  We found it on the beach further out on the point. We also found a native oyster shell.  Geoffrey and David Newell
Subject: eBird Report – Victoria–Cattle Point, Jun 9, 2013

Victoria–Cattle Point, Capital, CA-BC
Jun 9, 2013 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     sunny, warm, breezy, low tide
1 Eared Grebe in breeding plumage
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Bald Eagle  4
Black Oystercatcher  5
Glaucous-winged Gull  30
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)  1
Pigeon Guillemot  20
Anna’s Hummingbird  8
Rufous Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northwestern Crow  15
Violet-green Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  10
Bushtit  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Bewick’s Wren  6
American Robin  2
European Starling  5
Cedar Waxwing  12
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  15
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
House Finch  5
Red Crossbill  1
Pine Siskin  3
American Goldfinch  8
Eared Grebe 1

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Uplands Park Nature Walk – Tidal Pools & Sea Birds (10:30AM – Sunday, June 9-2013)

Sunday June 9 10:30 to 1 pm Tidal Pools and Sea Birds P1030274
Low tide at Cattle Point offers an opportunity to view a diverse ecology in tidal pools and sub tidal crevices.  Learn how to tread softly on the rocks to find anemones, crabs, and to watch the birds interact with this foreshore ecological niche.  Bring binoculars and wear water shoes/boots. Hosted by The Friends of Uplands Park.