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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 Outing No. 2017-15 to Ladner Parks

Photos by Terry Carr (TC), Glen Bodie (GB), Brian Avent (BA), Chris McVittie (CMcV), David Hoar (DH) & Roger Meyer (RM). More photos at our DNCB Flickr site Thirteen DNCBers enjoyed a surprisingly almost-rainfree and birdy Wednesday morning wandering through … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2017-14 to Brydon Lagoon, Hi-Knoll Park and Surrey Lake Park

More photos at our DNCB Flickr site For the umpteenth outing in a row, it poured rain, but 13 hardy DNCBers saw a lot of neat stuff on Wednesday at Brydon Lagoon and Hi-Knoll Park, then drove to Surrey Lake … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2017-13 to Iona Regional Park

More photos at our DNCB Flickr site Twelve crazy birders braved the rain, again for the 5th consecutive outing, on a surprisingly very successful outing to Iona Regional Park.  Check out the photo evidence of Wednesday’s outing on our Flickr … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2017-12 to UBC Botanical Garden

More photos at our DNCB Flickr site For a record 29 of 31 days in March, it rained, including on our Tuesday outing to UBC Botanical Garden.  Very few birds, but some gorgeous flowers seen by surprisingly, eleven dedicated DNCBers.  … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2017-11 to Brunswick Point

It was another wet and rainy Tuesday morning with only six DNCBers braving the “normal” BC elements at Brunswick Point… We estimated 60,000 shorebirds (wish we could ID the different species) were feeding at Roberts Bank this morning, along with the thousands of ducks, mostly Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon and Mallards. About 20 Trumpeter Swans were along the distant shoreline too. Continue reading

Posted in Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Brunswick Point, Dunlin, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-eared Owl, Mountain Bluebird, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2017-10 to Serpentine Fen

Rainy-day Birders at Serpentine Fen – minus Glen (photographer) & Al S. (departed early) Click on photo to see large version more photos at our DNCB Flickr site Eleven stubborn DNCBers braved the constant rain (It’s BC!) on Tuesday on … Continue reading

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DNCB Birds on the Bay Outing No. 2017-09 in Boundary Bay Regional Park

Photos by Brian Avent (BA), Roger Meyer (RM), Terry Carr (TC), Glen Bodie (GB), Pat Smart (PS), Maureen Sinilaid (MS), David Hoar (DH):  more photos at our DNCB Flickr site Twenty-five participants, including five Newbies, enjoyed a mild and sunny … Continue reading

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