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2023 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

2023 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Report by Peter Candido The 2023 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on Saturday December 16th.  Volunteers were very pleased to have a dry day for the count this year, with partly sunny conditions and temperatures from 7-9 °C.  Winds were light and seas were calm.  The tide was very high for the first half of the day and dropped only slightly in the afternoon. As was the case last year, winter finches and grosbeaks were in short supply, with very few Pine Siskins…

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2022 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

2022 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Report by Peter Candido The 2022 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on Saturday December 17th. The morning saw intermittent rain, the temperature was 2-3 C and winds were light at about 7 kph from the east. Light fog offshore in the morning limited visibility for observing waterbirds, though the sea was fairly calm. The rain ended around noon and skies cleared somewhat. Though some shoreline was exposed early in the morning, the tide was high for most of the…

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2021 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

2021 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Report by Peter Candido The 2021 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on Saturday December 18th under challenging conditions, at least until mid-day.  In the morning participants were faced with steady rain throughout the area, and wind from the SSE of about 16 kph or higher along the coast.  The rain tapered off around noon and skies began to clear, resulting in relatively pleasant conditions in the afternoon.  Poor conditions on the water in the morning meant that the group who usually survey…

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2019 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

2019 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Report by Peter Candido The 2019 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on December 14th under good conditions, ranging from cloudy with showers in some areas and some clear patches in the morning to broken clouds and partly sunny in the afternoon.  Winds were light at 6-9 km/h. and visibility was very good for the coastal portions. THE SPECIES TOTAL STANDS AT 126, surpassing last year’s 121 species. Thanks to all who made this a very successful day! There was a record-high number…

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2018 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

2018 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Report by Peter Candido and Adrian Grant-Duff The 2018 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on December 16th.  The day began with overcast skies and a stiff E/SE wind, but the rain held off until near noon.  Because of the wind and sea conditions, the team for area Y (English Bay) was not able to get out on the boat as usual.  The post-count gathering included a hearty hot meal prepared by Jude Grass and a challenging bird quiz produced by Angela Bond….

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