We welcome people with all levels of birding knowledge to join in the Nature Vancouver monthly bird survey around the UBC Farm. All that is required is an interest in birds! Bring binoculars if you have them.
The monthly survey takes from two to four hours, depending on weather conditions and how many birds we see. The route walked circles the perimeter of the fields and through the forest trail. For further information see the Nature Vancouver website www.naturevancouver.ca under Ongoing Nature Walks.
The number of bird species observed over the past ten years of surveys is close to one hundred species. To view a list of bird species by month go to the eBird Canada website, under BC Hotspots, Vancouver UBC-South Campus Farm.
Surveys are scheduled the third Sunday of the month. Surveys start at 9:00am in late fall and winter, and start at 8:00 am in spring, summer and early fall. Arrive on time as the gate will be opened only at the start of the survey. Late arrivers will unfortunately find the gate locked.
Meet at the gate at 9:00 am for October 15, November 19, and December 17 in 2017. For 2018, the 9:00 am start dates will be on January 21 and February 18.
For 2018 spring and summer, meet at the gate at 8:00 am for March 18,
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, and September 16.