The Birders Group holds meetings five times per year, on the first Thursday of September, November, January, March and May. Meetings are held at 7 pm in the Soroptimist Lounge at Florence Filberg Center, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay.
Birders have weekly bird walks to enjoy bird watching and improve bird identification skills. A bird walk is scheduled for the first Sunday of each month. On all other weeks of the month they are scheduled on Thursdays. The venue and meeting times are announced a few days before using the group’s email distribution list. In the case of the Sunday bird walks, they are also posted on the CVN website.
CVN members who wish to receive notices of meetings, bird walks and other issues of interest to birders can request to be added to the email distribution list — send email to the group leader (see the Contacts page).
CVN conducts or participates in three bird counts:
- annual Spring count
- annual Christmas count
- weekly Trumpeter Swan counts in winter.
You can read all our posts related to birding here, including reports from older bird walks.
Important Bird Areas program
Comox Valley is one of the most significant areas for wintering and migratory waterfowl and waterbirds in British Columbia and is very fortunate in having the Globally Significant K’omoks Important Bird Area (IBA) on its doorstep. Learn about it here.
CVN publishes the following booklets related to birding: