Category: 2007-2008 events

Volunteers track birds

A cooperative varied thrush on the Christmas Bird Count, Powell River - A. Bryant

by Heather Harbord, 3 December 2008. Powell River’s birds will soon be counted once again. The fifth annual Powell River Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on December 14. Volunteer birdwatchers will scout a large area, 24 kilometres in diameter, searching for bird species. The Christmas Bird Count began on Christmas Day, 1900, when ornithologist … Continue reading Volunteers track birds


by Heather Harbord, 21 June 2008. The Young Naturalists met at Willingdon Beach Campground to stroll along the beach at low tide – and look for cool stuff!

Bird houses and feeders

by Janet Southcott, 19 January 2008.  The Young Naturalists met at the Willingdon Beach Campground picnic area to learn about, and build, bird boxes and bird feeders. It was fun for all ages as parents helped their youngsters with their projects.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count – 2007

Cold junco in Nanaimo - A. Bryant

by Heather Harbord, 27 December 2007.  Members participated in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, followed by a potluck luncheon at Sherri’s house. This was a species count only and emphasised the fun of learning to identify birds in a relaxed atmosphere for a limited amount of time. Some members met at Willingdon Beach at 8am and … Continue reading Audubon Christmas Bird Count – 2007

Family Scavenger Hunt

by Ann Clements, 20 October 2007.  The Young Naturalists met at the Willingdon Beach picnic area to partake in a family scavenger hunt and other nature activities. It was fun for all ages!