2018 DNCB Outings

  • This 2018 DNCB Outings list is PRELIMINARY – please check back for changes!
  • Meeting times & places are posted on the DNCB Home Page
  • you can also download this provisional chart:  2018_DNCB_Outings updated Mar. 29, 2018 – but this is incomplete, and we will FIRST update our destinations on this online page!
  • if a DNCB Outing destination is blue (e.g. Iona Regional Park), it links directly to the Report of that Outing.
  • if the Outing Number is blue (e.g. 2018-04) it links to the photos at DNCB Flickr for that particular Outing.

    Return to DNCB Outings by Year

    Tu Jan 2 2018-01 Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal & Reifel Bird Sanctuary
    Tu Jan 9 2018-02 White Rock Pier & Blackie Spit
    Tu Jan 16 2018-03 Serpentine Fen/104th Dyke
    Tu Jan 23 2018-04 Iona Regional Park
    Tu Jan 30 2018-05 Point Roberts, USA
    Tu Feb 6 2018-06 Iona Regional Park
    Tu Feb 13 2018-07 Drayton Harbor/Semiahmoo Spit
    Tu Feb 20 2018-08 Victoria
    Tu Feb 27 2018-09 Reifel Bird Sanctuary, via Ferry terminal & TFN
    Tu Mar 6 2018-10 Steveston Area
    WED Mar 14 2018-11 Birds on the Bay in Boundary Bay Regional Park
    Tu Mar 20 2018-12 Stanley Park
    Tu Mar 27 2018-13 Point Roberts, USA
    W Apr 4 2018-14 UBC Botanical Garden
    W Apr 11 2018-15 Brydon Lagoon & Hi-Knoll Park & Surrey Lake
    W Apr 18 2018-16 QE Park
    W Apr 25 2018-17 Ladner Parks
    W May 2 2018-18 Whidbey Island, WA (if poor forecast will switch with following week)
    W May 9 2018-19 Tennant Lake, WA & Bird exhibit at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington
    W May 16 2018-20 Point Roberts, WA
    W May 23 2018-21 Minnekhada
    W May 30 2018-22 Ferry terminal & Reifel
    W June 6 2018-23 Colony Farm
    W June 13 2018-24 Birds on the Bay in Boundary Bay Regional Park
    W June 20 2018-25 Pitt Lake
    W June 27 2018-26 Campbell Valley
    W July 4 2018-27 Surrey Bend/Tynehead
    W July 11 2018-28 Saltspring Island
    W July 18 2018-29 Cypress Mountain
    W July 25 2018-30 Cheam Wetlands
    W Aug 1 2018-31 Burnaby Lake
    W Aug 8 2018-32 Iona
    W Aug 15 2018-33 Victoria
    W Aug 22 2018-34 Maplewood Flats
    W Aug 29 2018-35 Boundary Bay at 104th St
    W Sep 5 2018-36 Mt Baker (if poor forecast will switch to Blaine)
    W Sep 12 2018-37 Birds on the Bay Outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park
    W Sep 19 2018-38 Iona
    W Sep 26 2018-39 White Rock & Blackie Spit
    Tu Oct 2 2018-40 Derby Reach & Brae Island Parks
    Tu Oct 9 2018-41 Boundary Bay at 104th St
    Tu Oct 16 2018-42 Jericho
    Tu Oct 23 2018-43 VanDusen Gardens
    Tu Oct 30 2018-44 local
    Tu Nov 6 2018-45
    Tu Nov 13 2018-46
    Tu Nov 20 2018-47
    Tu Nov 27 2018-48
    Tu Dec 4 2018-49
    WED Dec 12 2018-50 Birds on the Bay Outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park
    Tu Dec 18 2018-51
    Tu Dec 25 2018-52


BOTB_2018-03-14March
DNCB 2018-08 to Victoria
The planned Feb 20 DNCB outing is a trip to Victoria to look for seabirds on the ferry trip and along the waterfront.  We will follow the route of our March 2014 outing.
https://dncb.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/dncb-outing-no-2014-14-to-victoria/
NOTE: If the weather forecast is not good, we may go the following week instead (Feb 27).

  1.  We will meet as foot passengers on the 7am ferry from Tsawwassen which arrives at Swartz Bay at 8:35.
  2.  We will take doubledecker bus 70 at 8:55 to Government Street between the Royal BC Museum and the Parliament Buildings.  Day pass $5.  It arrives at 9:50.
  3.  We will walk via Laurel Point and Fisherman’s Wharf to Ogden Point.  Then walk out on the breakwater to the lighthouse.  Then have lunch at the Breakwater Cafe.
  4.  Then walk via Holland Point Park to Beacon Hill Park.
  5. We will take bus 70 on Government Street between the Museum and the Parliament Buildings at 3:39 back to Swartz Bay for the 5pm ferry, which gets to Tsawwassen at 6:35.

Some people may go to Victoria the day before and meet us at the bus stop by the Parliament Buildings at 9:50.  That way they will avoid taking the 7am ferry and will have a chance to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/wpty2017

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