This half-day outing is Nature Vancouver’s annual quest to find American Dippers in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. BMN members are welcome to join in the quest. They have been successful since 2006 finding their quarry. After locating a dipper or two, birders will spend the balance of the morning birding the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area in search of raptors, waterfowl, other winter migrants. Meet leader will be Larry Cowan at 9 am in the McDonald’s parking lot on the SW corner of Lougheed Hwy & Harris Rd. in Pitt meadows for car pooling.
Learn basic birding skills. Use binoculars and a field guide to identify and report findings during this winter bird count at Burnaby Lake Regional Park.
Enjoy the Open House afterward. For ages 8 -14.
Presented by the Burnaby Lake Park Association and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
FREE, but registration required: 604-432-6359
Drop in to the Nature House to enjoy crafts and complimentary refreshments or to join a guided nature walk.
Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House,
Presented by Burnaby Lake Park Association
FREE. All ages.
Drop by anytime 11 am – 2 pm
An afternoon of festive fun including sing-alongs in front of a yule log and a visit from Santa.
Meet at Minnekhada Lodge
FREE. All ages. Drop by anytime 1 – 4 pm
The BMN Annual General Meeting will be a very short session in which officers for the coming year will be elected. The main event at this meeting is the annual BMN Silent Auction. Available at the silent auction will be items and gift certificates donated by local businesses plus items and baked goods donated by BMN members. Calendars from the Wilderness Committee will be offered for sale. There will be musical entertainment and festive beverages and goodies to enjoy. This year, the bulk of funds raised will be used to donate to the Critter Care Wildlife Society. Auction items come in a range of prices, and are ideal as gifts for people on your list or for yourself. Back this year is a 50/50 draw.
Everyone is welcome
NOTE: Doors open early at 7:00 pm for viewing and bidding.
This meeting will be held in our new location and on the * FIRST * Thursday in December.
Our new location is:
King of Life Lutheran Church
1198 Falcon Dr (SW corner of Falcon and Guildford)
There is ample parking in the church parking lot, off the Falcon Drive entrance.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: BMN meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but for December 2017 only, the meeting is held on the 1st Thursday.
BMN has been participating in the Tri-Cities portion of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for the past 23 years, and we’ll be out again this year, rain or shine, by foot, car and possibly by boat. You will be assigned to a team that is sent to one of 14 Areas (e.g., Colony Farm, Como Lake, Inlet Park, Lafarge Lake, along the Coquitlam River). You can also participate by watching your feeders that day if your yard is located within the count circle. The event begins at 8:00 am. Depending on the assigned area, groups may be out for two to eight hours.
To sign up for CBC-2017, please contact us by email , or phone Victoria at 604.937.5379.
A summary of our local Christmas Bird Count (held on Dec 16th 2017), with highlights of what was seen and how many of them, will be presented. There’s friendly competition between teams of birders, and the wrap-up evening is always fun. Presenter will be John Reynolds, who organized the Count this year. Also at this meeting will be the judging and awarding of prizes for the photography contest that accompanies the Christmas Bird Count.