Category Archives: Merlin

DNCB Outing No. 2020-02 to Alaksen & Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Ten hardy DNCBers braved the cold (-8C) on a “changed” outing to Alaksen National Wildlife Area (NWA) and our “Mecca” Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  We saw many neat species, 50 total according to David’s eBird list (see below), and our photogs … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Alaksen NWA, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Brown Creeper, Dunlin, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, Varied Thrush | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-53 Ladner Christmas Bird Count

Several Delta Nats participated in the Ladner Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 21.  Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5.  Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Kestrel, Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Barred Owl, BBRP, Beach Grove, Boundary Bay, Brown Creeper, Cackling Geese, CBC Ladner, Centennial Beach, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Great Horned Owl, Greater White-fronted Geese, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-necked Duck, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Sanderling, Short-eared Owl, White-fronted Goose, White-throated Sparrow | 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

DNCB Outing 2019-39 to Iona Regional Park

THREE Reports this week!!  From Anne Murray, Roger Meyer & Tom Bearss, just back from his golfing trip to Newfoundland. From Tom:  Thirty (Wow!) DNCBers enjoyed another beautiful Wednesday morning of birding in Iona Regional Park.  We saw lots of … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Caspian Tern, Hermit Thrush, Hooded Merganser, Iona, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-billed Dowitcher, Merlin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Pectoral Sandpiper, Peregrine Falcon, River Otter, Western Sandpiper, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Birds on the Bay Outing No. 2019-38 in Boundary Bay Regional Park

With Tom still whooping it up in Newfoundland, and Roger and Terry off gallivanting somewhere, I was designated to lead today’s quarterly Birds on the Bay walk in Boundary Bay Regional Park, meeting at 9.00 am.  We had a great … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Pipit, Birds-on-the-Bay, Boundary Bay, Caspian Tern, Cedar Waxwing, Great Horned Owl, Merlin, Purple Finch, Red-tailed Hawk | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-36 to Sidney Spit National Park

Twenty plus DNCBers enjoyed a spectacular outing to, from and on Sidney Island, the Gulf Islands National Park. We had some superb sightings, including rare species, on a gorgeous Wednesday in BC.  Check out the pictorial evidence on our DNCB … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Brandt's Cormorant, Brown Creeper, California Gull, Common Murre, Cooper's Hawk, Harbour Porpoise, Heermann's Gull, Marbled Murrelet, Merlin, Mew Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sidney Spit National Park, Western Sandpiper, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-33 to Burnaby Lake

On Wednesday morning, twenty-one DNCBers enjoyed a glorious and productive walk around Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Check out the beaut photos of the birds (some rare), animals, flowers and people on our DNCB Flickr site. Some left Petra’s at 7:30 … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Burnaby Lake, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mandarin Duck, Merlin, Pileated Woodpecker, Tree Frog, White-fronted Goose, Willow Flycatcher | Leave a comment