Greater Victoria, Gulf Islands, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Centrial Island, Port Alberni, Tofino, North Island
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Hi there,
 
My name is Dominic and I'm working as a research assistant at the University of British Columbia, and part of my research this summer is working to identify resident populations of fox sparrows in the Georgia Basin. While these birds are common in winter, they're much rarer (and, we think, more recent) as breeders; despite this, we have evidence that some populations in the area are fully resident, contrary to the expected migratory strategy in most fox sparrow populations.

In order to gain more information on where we can find breeding populations, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could share any info on if they have ever seen fox sparrows anywhere in the area of around Victoria up to Nanaimo in the months of May, June, or July. Were there fox sparrows singing there, and if so, were they common? Are there any areas you can think of around your locality where you know of singing fox sparrows? Anything you might know on the subject would be immensely helpful. 

Thanks very much for your time, and please let me know if you have any more questions about my research.
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