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Comox Valley Nature

Did you know?Meet the endangered Morrison Creek Lamprey. You can decide if you think he is cute but we are super grateful to have this little guy living in the Morrison Creek Headwaters. Considered endangered, by both the Province of BC and the Government of Canada, this species allows us to access funding from various agencies and because of this we have already raised $775,155 of the $870,000 needed to purchase the Morrison Creek Headwaters and protect this valuable conservation area. ... See MoreSee Less

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The birders group visited the Courtenay Airpark on Thursday and found 32 species, including four birds of prey (Northern Harrier, Cooper’s Hawk, Merlin, and Peregrine Falcon.)

Canada Goose 50
Trumpeter Swan 200
Eurasian Wigeon 2
American Wigeon 50
Mallard 200
Green-winged Teal 1
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 3
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Merganser 3
Red-necked Merganser 1
Rock Pigeon
Killdeer 3
Wilson’s Snipe 2
Mew Gull 10
Ring-billed Gull 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 50
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 5
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher
Merlin 1
Peregrin Falcon 1
Northwestern Crow 12
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1
American Robin 4
Spotted Towhee 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
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The Great Backyard Bird Count started today! Today through Monday take the opportunity to watch birds at your feeder, at one of your favourite parks, or anywhere you find birds! Perhaps you’ll spot a Red-breasted sapsucker like Pam Lariviere did recently in Comox. For more information and to submit your sightings visit: gbbc.birdcount.org/get-started/ ... See MoreSee Less

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