September 2015 Bird Walks with Geoffrey Newell – Uplands Park & CRD Hawk Watches

David Newell sends the following:

Join Geoffrey Newell on these three blrd walks with the CRD
and the Friends of Uplands Park

#1 On Saturday, September 19, Geoffrey will lead the Friends of Uplands Park bird Walk. Please meet at 8:00 a.m. in the large parking lot out at the end of Cattle Point. Uplands Park is at the north end of Willows 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 songbirds in this fabulous Garry Oak Meadow Community. On his August walk 65 species, including a Common Tern were observed!

#2 On Saturday, September 26 , Geoffrey will be attending the CRD Hawk Watch (Capital Regional District) in East Sooke Regional Park. This event is put on by the CRD in conjunction with the Victoria Natural History Sociey . The event is from 12 to 3 p.m. Typically, many types of raptors, Band-tailed Pigeons, Vaux’s Swifts and other migrants will be observed in large numbers. There will be a display tent regarding this mass migration at Aylard Farm. However, Geoffrey will be up at Beechey Head hoping to see you. You will be walking up and then down, a fairly steep and long path to Beechey Head from Aylard Farm. The hike takes about 30 minutes each way. The Aylard Farm entrance into East Sooke Regional Park is off Becher Bay Road.

#3 On Saturday, October 3 , from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Geoffrey will be continuing with a second Hawk Watch for the CRD, entitled The Birds of Beechey Head.Meet at the Aylard Farm Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. for the hike up to Beechey Head.

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