Category Archives: Gulf Islands

DNCB Ferry Outing No. 2018-28 to Salt Spring Island

Only the Magnificent Seven DNCBers took the Ferry outing to Salt Spring Island on another gorgeous Wednesday.  We had a few neat sightings, but mostly just enjoyed a beautiful, and almost free, day among the idyllic Gulf Islands.  Check out … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Brandt's Cormorant, Brown Creeper, Fulford Harbour, Ganges, Mink, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Purple Martin, Salt Spring Island, Swainson's Thrush, Turkey Vulture, Western Wood-Pewee | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2017-27 to Bowen Island

More photos at our DNCB Flickr site Our “away” outing on Wednesday to Bowen Island was an enjoyable, but epic outing for nine DNCBers.  Check out the few photos on our Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/dncb, then click the magnifying glass … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Barrow's Goldeneye, Bowen Island, Cedar Waxwing, Mule Deer, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Pied-billed Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Pileated Woodpecker, Swainson's Thrush, Turkey Vulture, Willow Flycatcher, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2016-32 to Salt Spring Island

Eleven DNCBers enjoyed our Gulf Island Ferry outing to Salt Spring last Wednesday.  Check out the photo evidence on our new DNCB Flickr website.  Note: Our Picasa site will be shut down soon; we are working on transferring all our … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Bonaparte's Gull, Brandt's Cormorant, Harbour Seal, Harlequin Duck, Mew Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Purple Martin, River Otter, Salt Spring Island, Thayer's Gull, Turkey Vulture | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2016-15 to Bowen Island

Sixteen DNCBers had a ball on Wednesday riding the ferry and walking around Killarney Lake on Bowen Island. We saw a few neat birds, but mostly just enjoyed the serenity of a forest walk at a place where most of … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Barrow's Goldeneye, Bowen Island, Harlequin Duck, Killarney Lake, Pelagic Cormorant, Pied-billed Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Turkey Vulture | Leave a comment

DNCB Ferry Outing No. 2015-34 to Salt Spring Island

Nine DNCBers spent another beautiful Wednesday on Salt Spring Island and riding the ferries among the Gulf Islands.  Not a lot of bird sightings, but a fun trip, climaxed with a pod of Killer Whales welcoming us to Tsawwassen Ferry … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Common Murre, Gulf Islands, Harbour Porpoise, Harlequin Duck, Orca, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Red-necked Grebe, Salt Spring Island | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2014-32 on Galiano Island

On Wednesday, seventeen “weathered” birders enjoyed a wet but mild ferry ride and strenuous but healthy walk around beautiful Galiano Island.  The idiosyncratic group included: our self-proclaimed Leader Roger with newbie ferry-afficionado Kristin, our chauffeur White Rock Al, photog & … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bellhouse Park, Cooper's Hawk, Galiano Island, Harbour Seal, Heermann's Gull, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2013-29 on the Gulf Island Ferries

Nineteen DNCBers met on the Salt Spring Ferry round 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday for our all-day Island Ferry “Birding” Outing.  It was a glorious day and it was a wonderful Island Cruise, but we didn’t see a lot of different … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Turnstone, Bonaparte's Gull, Galiano Island, Harbour Porpoise, Harbour Seal, Harlequin Duck, Mayne Island, Mink, Pender Island, Pigeon Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet, Salt Spring Island, Whimbrel | Leave a comment