Mother’s Day Tea with the Birds – May 10

For the third year in a row, the Boundary Bay Park Association (BBPA) celebrated International Migratory Bird Day with a Mothers Day tea at Cammidge House in beautiful Boundary Bay Park.  This year’s theme was Restore Habitat- Restore Birds.  It was a lovely sunny day, perfect for browsing displays on the porch and on the lawn and/or participating in one of two guided walks, followed by a delicious tea and a theme-related presentation.  About 24 children and 59 adults visited during the afternoon for a fun and educational experience.
Vanessa and Meghan, Metro Vancouver Park Interpreters, Catherine from Bird Studies Canada (also representing Important Bird Areas and the Young Naturalists Club) and Terry and his crew of volunteers from the Delta Naturalists Society engaged children and adults with their wonderful interactive displays and take-home brochures and buttons. It was really amusing to see children getting a sense of how fast a hummingbird’s wings move by comparing their “wing beats” to those of a hummingbird (600 times in 10 seconds) and checking out bird calls with the help of “stuffies”.
Thanks go to:
  • Ursula Easterbrook of BBPA for organizing the event:
  • Delta Corp. for the cookies, dainties, tea, coffee and juice:
  • Anita and Denise for serving the refreshments:
  • Valerie and Catherine for leading the upland birding walk:
  • Jennifer and Doug for leading the intertidal/shoreline walk:
  • Don DeMill for his presentation on restoring Burns Bog and

And thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate with us. The more we know about our little feathered friends the more we appreciate the incredible journeys they make and the need to retain and restore habitat for their migratory stop-overs as well as their nesting areas.

International Migratory Bird Day – May 2

Bird Migrations:  Birds and Their Endangered Habitat

At the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56 St, Tsawwassen

Sponsored by: Delta Corporation, Delta Nature and BBPA

IMD

7:45 – 8: 40 The World Wide Nest Web: Kathy Martin, Biologist (UBC) will explain the Role of Tree Decay and Cavity-Nesting Bird Ecology in BC Grasslands and in Your Back Yard: make it friendly to woodpeckers and other tree nesting birds

8:50 – 9:45 What we Have and What we Have Lost: Wetlands and coastal sand ecosystems: Join Pamela Zevit and Tamsin Baker from the South Coast Conservation Program to learn about the big picture approach to conservation of endangered species and spaces in the Fraser Lowlands and what you can do care for these special places, including the Coastal Sand Ecosystem and the species it supports No charge, but Advance Registration appreciated: 604-943-9437 or Jhamlin@delta.corp to plan for amount of food.