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 Post subject: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Apr 23
PostPosted: Apr 06 8:13 am 
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Hi guys I am having a young birder field trip on Saturday April 23rd at Reifel.

Please meet at 9am at the entrance gates. The location is 5191 Robertson Rd in Delta.

The admission price for kids up to 14 years old is 3$. For youth over 14 the price is 5$.

Please bring your entrance fee and a bagged lunch, water, bins, hat and camera.

The Canadian Wildlife Service will also do a presentation for us on Bird Studies Canada's Window Collision Project in the adjacent museum!

Email me or pm if you have any questions:

Bcbirdergirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 07 7:43 am 
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I actually volunteer for the Vancouver Window Collision Project with Bird Studies Canada. The research that they are doing is very interesting because studies on bird mortality due to window strikes have been done mainly in Eastern North America. It is estimated that over 42 million birds die from window collisions each year based on the data in Eastern North America alone. It's quite an honour to take part in gathering data for this project because by gathering information, Bird Studies Canada can determine if windows are indeed a threat to our beloved migratory songbirds.

I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't signed up already to sign up for this wonderful event that Mel is organizing to learn more about the threats that migratory songbirds face and how to take action so that they are better protected in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 07 8:27 am 
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Thanks a lot Alice for that helpful info! Let's hope after the event we can get a lot more volunteers to join you!

More info here for anyone interested:

http://www.birdscanada.org/education/urbanvan/window/


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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 19 3:07 pm 
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Just a reminder to the kids signed up for our field trip on Sat. See you at 9am at the entrance gates and we will bird until our talk at 11 am and then continue birding after don't forget your admission fee, lunch, bins, water and camera!

Look forward to seeing you guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 22 8:10 pm 
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Hi Kids,

See you at 9am tomorrow and dont forget to bring a rain jacket!

Any kids not signed up yet are welcome to join us! Rain is good for early migrants ;).

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 23 4:26 pm 
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Thanks to all the kids that came out today. I had lots of fun with you all and thanks to Krista de Groot from The Canadian Wildlife Service for giving us the informative window strike talk and to Kathleen Fry for letting us use the museum.

We saw great birds today (especially the Redheads) with great company and nice weather!


I look forward to our next trip in Merritt!

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 23 6:50 pm 
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Here is a photo of everyone (excluding me) at Serpentine Fen.

Image. by VancouverBirder, on Flickr

Thank you for the incredible day Mel! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 23 8:08 pm 
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Thanks for organizing this Mel and for the idea Josh

The window strike talk was great and so was the room we were in with the many taxidermied birds.

Here are some of my pictures I had from today...

A bull frog from when we went into the wrong parking lot in Serpentine Fen
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The Greater white-fronted goose that we also saw in Serpentine Fen
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And one of the many rabbit that was hopping around
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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 23 8:36 pm 
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Glad you kids had fun was my pleasure and nice photos Ian! Congrats on your new lens it rocks!

I love that Goose and bullfrog shot!

Cole very cool shot of all the kids!

Josh thanks for the idea for this particular trip. Thanks for all the input you guys give me please keep your trip choices coming.

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 24 8:11 am 
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Here are some photos I took of some of you guys while feeding the birds and looking for bitterns.

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I also have lots of these window strike pamphlets from FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) http://www.flap.org/ and buttons of the city bird the Peregrine Falcon for the upcoming Vancouver Bird Week if any kid wants one just send me an email or pm

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 24 12:38 pm 
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Thanks again Mel and all you guys for the amazing trip!
As well as seeing 2 lifers I had a great time birding with you all.

Happy Birding
Viktor


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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 24 1:49 pm 
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Thank you, Mel, for putting this event together, and everyone for coming! My favourite birds were the Redheads, Cinnamon Teals, Greater White-fronted Geese, and of course the cranes.

Some of my photos from yesterday:
ImageSandhill Crane by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr

ImageGreater White-fronted Goose by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr

ImageCinnamon Teals by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr

ImageCackling Goose by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Local Young Birder Field Trip and Window Strike Talk -Ap
PostPosted: Apr 24 4:15 pm 
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That's so nice to hear Viktor and Bridget.

Bridget those shots are beautiful especially of both geese!

I'm glad the crane laid her egg was nice seeing them in beautiful breeding let's hope they are successful!

Cheers,
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