Here’s a chance to participate in an online bird census of wintering birds in your backyard (or anywhere else). For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Submit each days’ checklist online. To register and for information, see gbbc.birdcount.org. The GBBC is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with Canadian partner, Bird Studies Canada.
Getting a good image of a wild bird is challenging, especially when they are in flight. Learn some of the basics (and ethics) of bird photography from BMN member Vladimir Jan at the March 12th meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists. Vladimir has worked as a professional photographer doing family portraits, but now turns his lens to local wildlife and landscapes. To view a selection of Vladimir’s images, see his gallery on the website of the Pacific Digital Photography Club.
As a follow-up to this presentation, there will be a bird photography field trip with Vladimir to Port Coquitlam’s Blakeburn Lagoons later in the month. Details to follow.
This meeting will be held at
King of Life Lutheran Church
1198 Falcon Dr (SW corner of Falcon and Guildford)
There is parking in the church parking lot, off the Falcon Drive entrance.
** Please note that this presentation is held on the Tuesday immediately prior to our regular Thursday evening slot. The church is not available to us on the Thursday for this month.
Join Larry Cowan and members of the Vancouver Naturalists for a half-day birding trip to Coquitlam’s DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Regional Park. Osprey, hummingbirds and swallows should be back on their breeding grounds. Spring migrants will also be moving through the area. With luck there will be a glimpse of Sandhill Crane, Red Crossbill, Band-tailed Pigeon and Western Meadowlark. Meet in the main parking lot adjacent to the public washrooms at Cedar & Victoria Drives in Port Coquitlam at 9am. Some vehicles will be positioned in the parking lot off Quarry Road in Minnekhada Park for our return trip. For more info, contact the leader, Larry Cowan.