Category Archives: Birds

Birding schedule

A message from Kelly Kline, leader of the CVN Birders Group. The CVN Birders Group goes on bird-watching field trips every Thursday morning and on the first Sunday of each month. We skip the Thursday immediately following a Sunday outing. … Continue reading

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Pileated Woodpecker experience

Bruce Moffat sent these great shots to the Birding Group on April 7. “Shot these today at Rathtrevor Beach.” [Click a photo to enlarge it.]

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CVN birders and the MARS connection

This report was prepared by Royann Petrell and Kelly Kline. In 2020, the CVN Birders Group established a partnership with the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) to enhance the bird displays at their visitor centre. Last spring, Art Martell gave … Continue reading

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Bird story: Something unexpected

This story from Bruce Moffat was distributed to the Birding Group on February 2. I followed 7 Red Crossbills around a Highway 19 rest area for almost an hour, watching their behaviour and following them from tree to tree. It … Continue reading

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The 2020 Bird Photo Challenge

From an email by Bruce Moffat distributed to the Birders Group on January 2. The CVN Photography¬†Group took up the challenge started by Terry Thormin last year to photograph (web worthy vs. just ID shots) as many bird species as … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count – Wrap-up meetings December 15 and 20

Although Comox Valley Nature is not organizing the Christmas Bird Count this year given the recommendations of Public Health authorities, and given that our insurance does not cover any liability due to the pandemic, some birders in the Valley are … Continue reading

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eDNA sampling project completed

From an email by Kelly to the Birding Group on November 23. Today the last sample was taken from Courtenay Airpark Lagoon. All 17 weekly samples were shipped today to Guelph University for analysis. The sampling team consisted of myself, … Continue reading

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Bird sighting – Wilson’s Snipe

Mark and Pat W. recently contacted the Birding Group when a pair of unusual (at least to most of us) birds was spending time feeding in their back yard for about a week. From the mobile phone photos provided, several … Continue reading

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Bird books: Estate sale

The Comox Valley Nature Birders Group has been given a large collection of books from the estate of an avid birder who lived in this area. WHAT BOOKS? Guide books from countries around the world Coffee table books Informative books … Continue reading

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Canada Jay research at Paradise Meadows – 2020 update

Join us for a webinar on Sep 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM PDT. Register now. The Canada Jay has three recognizable races that all meet in British Columbia. The one in the mountains of Vancouver Island and the mainland coast … Continue reading

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