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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 Report 2019-50 to Terra Nova Park, Richmond

Lucky thirteen DNCBers enjoyed a dry, productive and enjoyable Tuesday morning of birding at Terra Nova Park in Richmond.  David recorded 37 species seen (see his eBird list below.)  Check out the brilliant photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Brown Creeper, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Wigeon, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Finch, Red-tailed Hawk, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Short-eared Owl, Terra Nova | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing 2019-49 to Blaine, Washington

On Tuesday morning, twelve DNCBers had a very enjoyable outing to Blaine, Washington.  We stopped at Blaine Marine Park, the Fishing Pier, Drayton Harbor Marina, the Boat Launch, Semiahmoo Spit and a wooded area at the east end of Lincoln … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Barrow's Goldeneye, Black Turnstone, Blaine Marine Park, Common Murre, Drayton Harbor, Dunlin, Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Peregrine Falcon, Pileated Woodpecker, Purple Finch, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-throated Loon, Ruddy Duck, Semiahmoo Spit | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-48 to Stanley Park

Twenty-four DNCBers enjoyed a mild, sunny, and productive, Tuesday morning at Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver.  We got lots of up-close-and-personal looks at some neat species; check out the amazing photo, and video, evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. Some … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Barrow's Goldeneye, Beaver, Beaver Lake, Brown Creeper, Eurasian Wigeon, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hooded Merganser, Lost Lagoon, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, River Otter, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Second Beach, Stanley Park | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-47 on Boundary Bay Dyke Trail at 104th St.

Eighteen DNCBers braved a rainy Tuesday morning walking the Boundary Bay dyke trail from 104th almost to 88th and back.  We saw thousands of shorebirds, waterfowl and other species; check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site (more … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, 104 Street, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Boundary Bay, Delta Heritage AirPark, Dunlin, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Sanderling | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-46 to Iona Regional Park

Twenty-eight (Wow!) DNCBers enjoyed another super Tuesday outing to Iona Regional Park and the adjacent sewage ponds.  The weather was dry and comfortable and we had lots of neat sightings, including an uncommon-here American Tree Sparrow.  Check out the spectacular … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Tree Sparrow, Cooper's Hawk, Iona, Lesser Snow Goose, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Shrike, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Finch, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No 2019-45 to Whidbey Island, USA

ploFourteen DNCBers enjoyed a beautiful sunny and clear Tuesday visiting several parks on Whidbey Island in Washington State, plus a magnificent ferry ride.  There are already some spectacular shots on our DNCB Flickr site (more to come). Some left Petra’s … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Turnstone, Brandt's Cormorant, Brown Creeper, California Quail, Common Murre, Coupeville, Cranberry Lake, Crocket Lake, Deception Pass, Elephant Seal, Fort Casey, Garter snake, Harbour Porpoise, Harlequin Duck, Heermann's Gull, Least Sandpiper, Long-tailed Duck, Mew Gull, Pacific Loon, Pelagic Cormorant, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Port Townsend, Red-necked Grebe, Red-throated Loon, Rhinoceros Auklet, Semi-palmated Plover, Surfbird, Whidbey Island | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-44 to Tsawwassen Ferry terminal & Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Twenty-one DNCBers finally enjoyed a sunny day in Delta and had a very productive outing, first to the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal, then our “Mecca” Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  Check out the photo evidence of our bird, mushroom, plant and people sightings … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Brown Creeper, Cackling Geese, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Harlequin Duck, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Snow Goose, Long-billed Dowitcher, Merlin, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pelagic Cormorant, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Purple Finch, Red-necked Grebe, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Sandhill Crane, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment