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About dncb

DNS: Delta Naturalists are a group of nature lovers whose aim is to foster interest in the natural history of the Fraser delta by sharing and enjoying nature and promoting environmental awareness and conservation. DNCB: Delta Nats Casual Birders is a group of Casual Birders who go Birding at different locations each week, usually within the Lower Mainland or in nearby Washington State.

DNCB “Birds on the Bay” Outing No. 2018-50 in Boundary Bay Regional Park

I’m Baaaaack!  About 30 participants, including ten Newbies, enjoyed a sunny Wednesday morning walk on our quarterly Birds on the Bay (BOTB) outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park (BBRP).  Lots of neat sightings and, of course inane chatter.  Check out … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2018-49 to Terra Nova Park, Richmond

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. A large group of keen Delta Nats birders gathered on a frosty morning in the Terra Nova parking lot.  Despite the chilly morning, it was beautifully sunny, perfect for finding birds, and … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, Terra Nova, Wilson's Snipe | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-48 to Drayton Harbor/Semiahmoo Spit

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. With the  preceding few days of heavy rain and more forecast, we were expecting more of the same for our regular Tuesday outing.  Fortunately, the five members showing up at … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, California Gull, Harbour Seal, Long-tailed Duck, Pelagic Cormorant, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Ruddy Duck, Sanderling, Whimbrel | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-47 to BC Ferries Causeway/TFN Lands/Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. With a beautiful morning to look forward to, the Petra’s group departed for the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, where we met those who had gone directly there.  Parking at the pull-out … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Harlequin Duck, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Sandhill Crane, TFN, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-46 to Boundary Bay at 104 St

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. Just after dawn on a chilly morning, 19 Delta Nat’s  birders arrived at Boundary Bay and 104 St.  All of us had found our warm mitts and taken extra jackets so we … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, 104 Street, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Blue Goose, Boundary Bay, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Long-eared Owl, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Palm Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-necked Pheasant, Rough-legged Hawk, Swamp Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-45 to Iona Regional Park

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. With a much brighter start to the morning now that we’re off of daylight saving time, I sat alone at Petra’s wondering if I had turned the clock the wrong … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Canvasback, Dunlin, Hooded Merganser, Iona, Merlin, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck | Leave a comment

DNCB 2018-45A birding trip around Fraser delta with Pender Islanders

November 5, 2018 Pender Island birdwatchers Bob Vergette, Julie Johnston, Roz Kempe and son Nick joined Chris, Glen, Jack and I for a full day of birdwatching in the delta on Monday November 5.  The group had intended to meet … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, 72 Street, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, California Gull, Canvasback, Coyote, Dunlin, Iona, Mew Gull, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Ring-necked Duck, Short-eared Owl, Terra Nova, Thayer's Gull, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment