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November 2018

Migrants in the Lower Mainland

November 5, 2018 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Lower Mainland includng Boundary Bay,

Plan to join us on Monday, November 5th to take in the spectacle of migratory birds in the Lower Mainland.  We will carpool and board the 7:10 am ferry to Tsawwassen, and will birdwatch on the way.  Our birding on the Mainland will begin in…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk at Found Road Trail

November 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

The 3rd Wednesday Walk will take place on November 21 where we will travel from the meeting place at St. Peters Anglican Church to the Found Road Trail off Clam Bay Road.  This trail traverses some excellent wet areas where mushrooms proliferate and ends up…

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December 2018

Winter Birds on the Penders – Identification Walk

December 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hope Bay, 4301 Bedwell Harbour Rd.
Pender Island, B.C. V0N 2M1 Canada
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Here’s a great opportunity for you to tune up your winter birding skills in preparation for the upcoming Christmas Bird Count.  Meet at the Hope Bay parking lot at 9:30 a.m., with your binoculars.  There will likely be lots of birds to identify in the…

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2018 Christmas Bird Count and Potluck Supper

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, December 15th, teams of birders will scour our islands counting every bird they can see. In past years we have recorded over 90 species in a single day. We’re hoping the weather will be fine as the count will be undertaken on that…

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January 2019

Christmas Bird Count For Kids

January 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hope Bay,

Children and their families are welcome to join us on Jan. 3, 2019 to count wild birds in the Hope Bay area.  This annual event, now in its 6th year on the Penders, is created by Bird Studies Canada, and sponsored locally by PIFN and…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Shingle Bay Special

January 16 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

Join Robin Thistle-Walker at Shingle Bay for our first 3rd Wednesday Nature Walk of 2019. Many of you may have met Robin on his daily walks in the Magic Lake area. A self-described generalist, he records everything he sees in his well-worn notebooks. Robin shares his…

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February 2019

Kenya Safari: The Lure of Africa

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Hall Lounge,

Writer Rudyard Kipling said, "One cannot resist the lure of Africa".  Feel the same "pull" as we welcome local Sidney naturalists and local birders, Brooke Clibbon and Eric Tull to Pender. During their Kenya safari they shot video of the country's remarkable birds and animals. …

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Peter Cove

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

Peter Cove: Indigenous Peoples set up reef nets nearby over the millennia; early settlers boated over for community picnics; today’s “Trinco” residents think it’s the gem of the Penders. Join PIFN leaders Bob Vergette and Julie Wilmott for a leisurely walk to this picturesque cove, where varied beach accesses reveal…

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March 2019

Fraser River Delta: Natural Treasure On Our Doorstep

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Hall Lounge,

Little wonder that the Fraser River Estuary has affected everyday life on the Penders for thousands of years.  Its waters, shores, and uplands boast global ecological importance: world's greatest salmon river; crucial resting place for birds; foraging area for endangered orcas. Join speaker Anne Murray…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Brooks Point Regional Park,

The third Wednesday walk on March 20 will be to Brooks Point Park.  Join Simone Marler and Jim Blakely as they lead the group through meandering forest trails and onto the sea bluffs of Boundary Pass.  The area is well known for both song birds…

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