Monthly Archives: November 2013

Birding on Sunday November 24, 2013 – Uplands Park (9:00AM at Cattle Point)

From Dave Newell:

Hello Friends of Uplands Park:

Geoffrey’s next birding trip is this Sunday, Nov. 24 meeting in the large parking area out at the end of Cattle Point at 9:00 a.m.  Hope to see you there! Please note 9:00 a.m. start.

Bird List
Victoria–Cattle Point, Capital, CA-BC
Aug 11, 2013 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     heavy rain, high tide
29 species
Canada Goose  21
Mallard  2
Surf Scoter  1
White-winged Scoter  1
Hooded Merganser  1
Pelagic Cormorant  2
Bald Eagle  3
Black-bellied Plover  13
Black Oystercatcher  7
Least Sandpiper  3
Heermann’s Gull  4
Mew Gull  12
California Gull  5
Glaucous-winged Gull  15
Pigeon Guillemot  1
Marbled Murrelet  4
Rhinoceros Auklet  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  6
Northwestern Crow  10
Barn Swallow  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Cedar Waxwing  30
Orange-crowned Warbler  4
Spotted Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
View this checklist online at
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Invitation: Friends of Uplands Park Ivy Removal – November 30-2013

In proud partnership with Oak Bay Park, the Friends of Uplands Park Invite You to Participate in a Rare Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration Event!

DATE: Saturday, November 30-2013. 10:00AM – 1:00PM.

PLACE: Meet at the Northwest park entrance down the Midland Road cul-de-sac. See Map on attached jpeg and PDF.

ACTIVITY: Bring your friends, family, clippers, loppers, and hand-saws to Uplands Park, Saturday November 30th, 10am-1pm to help participate in an invasive ivy removal event in the heart of one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems! No experience required! Training and tools will be provided for all those in need.

CONTACT:  Kevin Webber at 250-857-7058,, or visit for more details!

POSTER PDF:  FOUP Ivy Poster_November30-2013

FOUP Ivy Poster_November30-2013


A Beautiful Day for Oak Bay’s Tree Appreciation Day – Uplands Park Nov 3-2013

Thank you to all those who came out to Oak Bay’s Tree Appreciation Day and especially to Oak Bay Parks (Chris Hyde-Lay and his staff) for having organized such a wonderful event.  Many Friends of Uplands Park volunteers and other community members came out to help Oak Bay Parks staff plant Garry Oak Trees and Camas Bulbs in Uplands Park. A beautiful day. Here are some photos.

ALSO: Oak Bay’s Tree Appreciation Day was featured in a Oct 31-2013 story in VicNews

Individual Images:

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