Category Archives: Trumpeter Swan

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

Posted in *DNCB, Bonaparte's Gull, Canvasback, Dunlin, Iceland Gull, Iona, Mew Gull, Northern Harrier, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Duck, Thayer's Gull, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

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

Posted in *DNCB, American Bittern, Barred Owl, Barrow's Goldeneye, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Harrier, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Sandhill Crane, TFN, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment

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. 2020-02 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. 2019-11 to Iona Regional Park

Twenty-eight DNCBers enjoyed a record warm (24˚C) Tuesday morning at Iona Regional Park.  There were tonnes of birds around on this gorgeous walk, many in beautiful breeding plumage; check out some spectacular photos on our DNCB Flickr site.  Hi-lite, less … Continue reading

Posted in American Bittern, Canvasback, Cooper's Hawk, Hooded Merganser, Iona, Lesser Snow Goose, Mountain Bluebird, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Pied-billed Grebe, Raccoon, Ring-necked Duck, Say's Phoebe, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-08 to Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, TFN and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

With a weather report of a strong wind from Squamish producing a minus 13 degree wind chill, I was amazed to find Petra’s DNCB table crowded with 10 dedicated birders.  It was mind-numbing just to picture us on the unprotected … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Dunlin, Harlequin Duck, Hooded Merganser, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Northern Shrike, Purple Finch, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-05 to Brunswick Point

Twelve intrepid birders set out in -6 degree weather, which warmed up to -1 before we left the dike. We were Mike B1, Richmond Brian, Glen B, Lasqueti Marti, Marion S., Pat, better-late-than-never Margaretha, Gabriele, Bryan and Masae, Roger 1, … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Brunswick Point, Dunlin, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Red-breasted Merganser, Rough-legged Hawk, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-04 to Point Roberts, USA

Twenty-two DNCBers enjoyed a gorgeous sunny Tuesday morning roaming around Lighthouse Marine Park and other spots in Pt. Roberts, USA.  Check out the spectacular photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. We left Petra’s shortly after 7:30 am and, following … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Barrow's Goldeneye, Black Turnstone, Brandt's Cormorant, Common Murre, Dunlin, Harbour Porpoise, Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Northern Shrike, Pelagic Cormorant, Pied-billed Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Point Roberts, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, Steller Sea Lion, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-03 to Iona Regional Park

Fifteen DNCBers enjoyed a typically wet Tuesday morning, with some brilliant sightings at Iona Regional Park in Richmond.  You too can enjoy some of our Photogs beaut shots on our DNCB Flickr site.  Leaving Petra’s at 7:30 am, with the … Continue reading

Posted in Canvasback, Dunlin, Eurasian Teal, Mill Lake, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing 2018-51 to Tsawwassen Ferry Port and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Fourteen brave souls endured a surprisingly dry and very birdy Tuesday morning along the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway and then at our “Mecca”, Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  Check out/click on the photo evidence of some rare and gorgeous sightings on our DNCB … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black Scoter, Black Turnstone, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Dunlin, Hooded Merganser, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mute Swan, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Snow Bunting, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, Virginia Rail | Leave a comment