Three Birding Events with Geoffrey Newell – Friends of Uplands Park Announcement

Announcement from Dave Newell:
Three Birding Events with Geoffrey Newell

Hello Friends:
Three very capitivating birding events are coming up. Please bring a
friend, as everyone is very welcome!  The events are free.

Firstly, on this coming Sunday, April 27, Geoffrey will be leading a
trip for the Capital Regional District Parks out at Witty’s Lagoon, in
Metchosin.  Please meet at the Nature House at 9:00 a.m. We will
return to the nature house at about 11:00 a.m.  At that time of year,
it is the beginning of the spring migration for sandpipers: Western,
Least and Semi-palmated can be expected.   You will learn to identify
up to 60 species of bird by sight, song and call.  Please meet at the
nature house at 9:00 a.m.   You will need to be aware that you will be
walking down and then up a long steep hill to the lagoon, going at a
slow birder’s pace though.
For more excellent out-of-door experiences within the CRD Regional
Parks, please follow this link to their spring schedule:

Secondly, on Sunday, May 4, Geoffrey will be leading his Friends of
Uplands Park Bird Walk.  Please meet at 9:00 a.m. in the large parking
lot out at the end of Cattle Point.  Uplands Park is at the north end
of Willlows Beach in Oak Bay.  After observing sea and shore birds, we
will head inland into the park.  Learn the calls and beautiful songs
of warblers.  The wild flowers will also be at their peak!  Many
thanks go to the numerous people who, over the years, have put in so
many good efforts to remove invasive species!  To learn more about the
flora and fauna of Uplands Park and its many scheduled events go to:

Then on Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Geoffrey will be
participating in World Migratory Bird Day at the south end of Beaver
Lake Park.   If you would like to learn about the many associations
involved in the concern for birds in the Victoria area, there will be
several tented displays sure to attract those who have a keen interest
in birds.  The day is presented by the CRD Regional Parks, the
Victoria Natural History Society, and the Rocky Point Bird
Observatory.  Join in the guided bird walks and the mist-netting,
hummingbird and passerine bird banding demonstrations.   There will
also be crafts and games for younger children. This annual event is
always very motivating and for which one will come to look forward to.

Geoffrey will be leading bird walks in the morning, the first one
being at 9:00 a.m.  In the afternoon he will be attending the CRD
Regional Parks booth.  Please drop by this booth.  There are some very
interesting bird displays and games to test your knowledge of birds
and bird nests.

Cheers from David, Brigitte, Geoffrey and Jean Newell!

If you would like to contact us for any reason, please email us at
or at (250)598-0158

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