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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 – Small Group Birding

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 … Continue reading

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Tom Bearss 1945-2020

To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, we are reluctantly suspending DNCB Outings, and DNS Meetings, until further notice. We need to practice social distancing – at least 2m apart. There are lots of outdoor spaces close to … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-10 to Iona Regional Park

To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, we are reluctantly suspending DNCB Outings, and DNS Meetings, until further notice. We need to practice social distancing – at least 2m apart. There are lots of outdoor spaces close to … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-09 to De Boville Slough & Blakeburn Lagoons, Coquitlam

Eighteen DNCBers, including four South African Newbies, enjoyed a rain-free morning along the DeBoville Slough trail, then the boardwalk around the Blakeburn Lagoons.  We had lots of neat species, and some almost-interesting chatter; check out the brilliant photo evidence on … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-08 to Tsawwassen Ferry Causeway & Reifel

Twenty-three DNCBers had an enjoyable outing on Tuesday to the Tsawwassen Ferry Causeway, TFN and Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  It was cloudy and cold, but the rain held off. Brian’s eBird list showed 54 species (see below). Photos are on the … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-07 to Blaine Marine and Semiahmoo Parks, USA

Eighteen DNCBers enjoyed a super sunny Tuesday at Blaine Marine and Semiahmoo Parks in Washington State.  The photogs were ecstatic with the conditions and got some beaut shots of many species up-close-and-personal.  Check out their wizardry on our DNCB Flickr … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-06 to Serpentine Fen and Surrey Lake

Nineteen DCNBers had an enjoyable and productive outing to four Surrey Parks on Tuesday.  It was a dry day with high overcast.  The stops included Serpentine Fen, Surrey Lake and two new stops recommended by Ken and Anne A. – … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-05 to Brunswick Point

Ten DNCBers braved the elements on Tuesday for an outing to Brunswick Point in Ladner, where we saw 26 species.  Check out the photos on our DNCB Flickr site. We left Tsawwassen at 7:30 in light rain.  And it was … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Brunswick Point, Dunlin, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Trumpeter Swan, Western Meadowlark, Wilson's Snipe | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2020-04 to Point Roberts, USA

Twenty-three DNCBers enjoyed a rainless, almost comfortable, Tuesday morning birding the hotspots in Point Roberts USA.  Our photogs got some great shots, but our Flickr site is “down” at the moment.  I’m providing links here to our DNCB Flickr “Pool”, … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing No. 2020-03 to Iona Regional Park

Twenty-four keeners enjoyed a fairly productive Tuesday morning in Iona Regional Park and the adjacent sewage ponds.  We only recorded 26 species (see David’s eBird list below), but saw tonnes of birds, and you can check out the brilliant photo … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Blue Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Canvasback, Iona, Northern Shrike, Ring-necked Duck, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Sewage Lagoons | Leave a comment