David Newell sends the following news about forthcoming “Bird Walks”:
#1 Join Geoffrey Newell next Saturday, April. 25, for an exciting spring migration 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 to listen to and search for the many song birds in this fabulous Garry Oak Meadow Community. To top it off, several of the 22 species of endangered species of plants are now in full bloom.
Other Birding Events:
#2 On Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Geoffrey will be leading a bird walk for the CRD (Capital Regional District) out at
Witty’s Lagoon, in Metchosin. On this walk, you will observe at least 60 species of birds, including several species of migrating shorebirds and songbirds, Meet at the Nature House at 9:00 a,m. on Metchosin
Road. Please note: we will be walking down, then up a fairly steep and long path to the beach. The path is, however, well-maintained..
#3 On Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., Geoffrey will be participating in International 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 two hour-long bird walks in the morning, the first one being at 9:15 a.m. and a second one at 10:30 a.m. For the rest of the day, Geoffrey will be attendiing 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