As the COVID response measures have limited our ability to have large group outings, a few small informal groups have formed within the DNCB community. More small groups may be coming.
These small groups typically have no more than 6 people, and they meet at a prearranged place without carpooling and they keep suitable distancing during the outing.
It’s still too soon for larger groups to start acting like we did in the “old days” before COVID, but the birds aren’t waiting for us to come back.
The last official DNCB Outing was on 10 March 2020 (2020-10 to Iona Regional Park)
Here is a summary of some individual and small group outings since then. We will continue to add to this list.
- 18-Mar-2020 to Boundary Bay, 1 person, Mountain Bluebird and the usual suspects (Flickr)
- 31-Mar-2020 to Brunswick Point, Usual suspects (Flickr)
- 08-Apr-2020 to Boundary Bay Dike, 1 person, Warblers and Harriers (Flickr)
- 09-Apr-2020 to Beach Grove Park, 1 person, Hummingbird Nest (Flickr)
- 17-Apr-2020 to Beach Grove, 1 person, Great Horned Owls (Flickr)
- 01-May-2020 to Boundary Bay, 2 people, Cinnamon Teal + usual suspects (Flickr)
- 07-May-2020 to QE Park, 1 person, Chipping Sparrow, Warbling Vireo (Flickr)
- 09-May-2020 to Iona, 2 people, Usual suspects (Flickr)
- 14-Jul-2020 to Colony Farm, 3 people, Lazuli Bunting and nesting Eastern Kingbirds (Flickr)
- 21-Jul-2020 to Iona, 3 people, Killdeer, very few birds, dragonflies (Flickr)
- 24-Jul-2020 to Reifel, 2 people, It’s open again but nothing unusual (Flickr)
- 26-Jul-2020 to Huston Rd, Tilbury, New trail, 2 people, Bullock’s Oriole and Pacific Slope Flycatcher (Flickr)
- 28-Jul-2020 to Terra Nova, 6 people, Usual suspects, very few birds on a hot day (Flickr)
- 02-Aug-2020 to Huston Rd, Tilbury, 2 people, Pacific Slope Flycatcher (Flickr) (eBird)
- 04-Aug-2020 to Panorama Ridge, 6 people, New trail, Willow Flycatchers and others (Flickr)
- 04-Aug-2020 to Colebrook Park, 4 people, New trail, Pileated Woodpecker and others (Flickr)
- 10-Aug-2020 to Brunswick Point, 2 people, Merlin, Bushtits, Bullock’s Oriole (Flickr) (eBird)
- Huston Road, Tilbury Island – park here then walk along the Fraser, going West from the parking lot till you find the road out into the river – this is Fisherman’s Bar – and you can go further West along the river till the trail dead ends.
- Panorama Ridge – park here – officially this is all part of the Delta-South Surrey Regional Greenway and it can be accessed from several places. From this parking spot head East along the trail. West would take you back in to Watershed Park. There are some trail markers and maps along the way and many choices for how to proceed. Can head down to Colebrook Road then back up and and over to Joe Brown Park and up the ridge to New McLellan Road.
- Colebrook Park – park here – this park has an interesting half hour loop through thick forest, an open area and a wetland.