Field Trip Schedule

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Saturday, December 2
Dipper Quest 2017

This half-day outing is our annual quest to find American Dippers in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. We have been successful since 2006 finding our quarry. After locating a Dipper or two we will spend the balance of the morning birding the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area in search of raptors, waterfowl, other winter migrants. Meet at 0900 in the McDonald’s parking lot on the SW corner of Lougheed Hwy & Harris Rd. in Pitt meadows for car pooling. Your leader will be Larry Cowan 604-307-0931

Sunday, December 17
Vancouver Christmas Bird Count December 17, Sunday.

    This is an all day Event. Leaders and Teams leave their start locations at 8:00 AM and continue until the Area is completed or until dusk.

     Every bird seen of each species is recorded. You could join a team as observer,spotter,recorder. The results are compiled and are a permanent record.

     Trends are indicated from the numbers recorded of each species. Team Coordinator ; Adrian 604 263 7957.

Saturday, January 13
Birding Jericho Park

    This is a half day walk around The Park to see winter birds ;finches and seaducks.Meet at the West entrance at NW Marine Drive and Discovery Street

     at 9:00 AM.Limited free parking,washrooms on the route.Leader Adrian 778 838 2006.

Saturday, January 20
Birding Port Coquitlam's Pitt River Dyke

Join us for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Nicola Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. This route covers excellent dyke-side habitats. We will be on the hunt for visiting winter and resident species. Meet in the main parking lot adjacent to the public washrooms at Cedar & Victoria Drives (DeBoville Slough) in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will then carpool to our start point at Nicola Place. Larry Cowan 604-307-0931

Saturday, February 3
Half-day Birding Field Trip at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Join John Chandler for a half-day birding trip to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner. We will be looking for Snow Geese and other waterfowl as well as raptors. Remember to bring some money for the small admission fee and dress for chilly and/or wet weather. You may want to bring your lunch and a hot drink to enjoy in the warming hut after your walk. Meet John at the Reifel gift shop at 0900. Contact John at 604-839-8777.

Saturday, February 10
Birding at Colony Farm RP

Colony Farm RP is home to many over wintering raptors, sparrows, waterfowl and usually a Northern Shrike or two. Come discover what species the park has to offer on this year’s half-day outing. Meet at the parking area at the south end of Colony Farm Rd. in Coquitlam at 0900. Larry Cowan 604-307-0931

Saturday, February 17
Birding Vanier Park.

    This is a half day walk to see pond and sea ducks and sparrows along the foreshore to Kitsilano Beach.Meet South of The Maritime Museum at

     the big Totem Pole at 9:00 am.Limited free parking to the West , washrooms.Leader; Adrian 604 263 7957.

Saturday, March 17
Birding Queen Elizabeth Park.

    This is a half day walk through The Park to see regular plus early migrant birds.Beginner birders welcome.Meet in between the dog walk area and the pitch and putt in the East parking lot at 8:30 am. Washrooms, Free parking. Leader; Adrian 604 263 7957

Saturday, March 24
Birding at DeBoville Slough & Minnekhada RP

Join us for a half day birding trip to Coquitlam's DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. Osprey, hummingbirds, and swallows should be back on their breeding grounds. Spring migrants will also be moving through the area. With luck we should catch a glimpse of Sandhill Crane, Red Crossbills, 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 0900. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the parking lot off Quarry Road in Minnekhada RP for our return trip. Larry Cowan 604-307-0931