On May 11th, we joined bird and nature lovers everywhere in celebrating the incredible journeys made by millions of birds every year as they travel between their winter and summer homes. Hundreds of species from the tiniest hummingbird to huge raptors brave weather, natural and man-made barriers and predators to reach their nesting grounds and their winter habitat, stopping along the way to rest and feed. Preserving habitat along their flyways is essential to their survival and raising awareness of this is one of the goals of International Migratory Bird Day.
In addition to a number of interactive displays by Delta Naturalists Society, OWL, Delta Farm and Wildlife Trust, Boundary Bay Park Association, Metro Vancouver Parks, Delta Visitors Centre, Youth Nature Council and Bird Studies Canada, at historic Cammidge House, there were two guided walks – an intertidal/shoreline walk and an upland birding walk, allowing participants to explore the natural world of Boundary Bay Regional Park.
Tea, coffee juices and cookies were available after the walk, followed by two presentations, one on identifying birds in Boundary Bay and the other on bird migration on the Pacific flyway.
The event was well-attended and participants enjoyed the educational displays, walks and presentations.