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.
North East Ratepayers Association monthly meeting will have guest speaker Ian McArthur from the Pinecone Burke Stewards talk about Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. The main topic will be trail maintenance done by this volunteer group on Burke Mountain and the Widgeon Valley while working with BC Parks. Some photos of the more remote parts of the Park will also be shown. All interested parties are welcome to attend this presentation.
The regular business meeting of NECRA will begin shortly after 8 pm after a short break. Any concerns of Burke Mountain residents are welcome to be brought forward for discussion and possible correspondence to the City from NECRA which has existed over 50 years, meeting the third Thursday of the month to address the civic needs of this quadrant of Coquitlam.
3435 Victoria Drive
This event offers a rare opportunity to visit a regional-park-in-waiting. We often see swans out on the Pitt River and a sunny day will provide breathtaking views of Golden Ears and the Widgeon area. Because access is through a locked gate, we must all enter and leave together. It is a good idea to bring a snack and drink as we usually work until at least 1:30 pm. While no washrooms are available, there is an abundance of bushes. Contact BurkeMtnNats@gmail.com or sign up at the February club meeting. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves.
Our last half-day of cleaning and maintaining nest boxes. Please contact BurkeMtnNats@gmail.com or sign up at the February meeting. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. Because high winds prevented us from cleaning the nest boxes around the stables area, we hope to do those this morning too.