DNS Events

For DNCB Outings, click on 2017 DNCB Outings

or 2018 DNCB Outings

click on DNS Monthly Meetings page link to see details of next DNS meeting

for DNS Events in 2018, click HERE

Upcoming events are also posted on DNS_Facebook FaceBook page

This chart is not yet complete – many of the Reports on DNS Events from previous years are not yet linked.


Animal Expo Ladner Animal Expo at Memorial Park
Art Fair DNS Display: Art Fair and Open House, put on Cammidge House Committee
Birds in Focus Two events in April: Visual Presentation, & Photography Workshop
Birds on the Bay 4 per year (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec), start & finish at Cammidge House; coffee & baked goods
BBPA Boot Sale (see table below) with BBPA, every 2 weeks in June, July, August, Centennial Beach parking lot
CBC Ladner Christmas Bird Count, usually just after Christmas
Day-at-the-Farm DNS Display on Westham Island
Delta Regional Heritage Fair DNS Display at the Harris Barn
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, at Centennial Park, with BBPA
Fish Release at Watershed Park; birding walk starts at to fish release & DNS Display
Garden Party DNS Garden party, held in June
International Migratory Bird Day
Mother’s Day Tea With The Birds at Cammidge house, with BBPA; bird walk in Centennial Park
Nestbox Installing & maintaining nest boxes for Tree Swallows & Barn Owls
Richmond Raptor Festival
Scotch Broom Removal at BBRP
Starry Night at Deas Island Park, 3rd week of August
Vancouver Aquarium Tour a behind-the-scenes look with curator Danny Kent (June 2013)


Help needed – see Terry

Please contact Terry Carr (terrancecarr@gmail.com) if you can volunteer to be at our DNS Display booth for an hour or two.  We especially need volunteers for June 1 and 2, and for Aug 19 when we have 2 events.
green text: non-DNS Events which might be of interest to DNS members

Sun Feb 25 Heritage Day at Cammidge House 1-4:00
Fri. Mar 16 – Sun. Mar. 18 Wings Over Water Birding Festival, Blaine
Sat. April 7 Birds in Focus Visual Presentation Tsawwassen Arts Center 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Sun. April 8 Birds in Focus Photography Workshop Cammidge House 9 – 1 pm
Advance registration required
Sun. Apr 15 Watershed Park Fish Release, North Delta 12-2:00
Sat. Apr 28 Delta/Surrey Regional Heritage Fair Harris Barn, Ladner 11-2
Sat. May 12 Mother’s Day Tea with the Birds, Cammidge House

Guided birding walk with Valerie Fuller (DNS) from 1:15 to 2:00, followed by refreshments.

Sat. May 12 World Migratory Bird Day 12:30-2:30
Fri. Jun 1 Vancouver Landfill Open House (Schools) 8:30-2:00
Sat. Jun 2 Vancouver Landfill Open House (Public) 9:30-2:30
Fri. Jun 17 Fathers Day, Centennial Beach 9-12:00
Sat. Aug 18 Starry Night, Deas Island Regional Park 7:30-10:00
Sun. Aug 19 Richmond Raptor Festival & Garlic Fest, Terra Nova Park 103:00
Sun. Aug 19 Animal Expo, Memorial Park, Ladner 103:00
Sat. Sep 8 Day at the Farm, Westham Island 10-4:00
Sun. Dec. 2
Santa comes to Cammidge
1 – 3 pm

Help needed – see Tom or Elizabeth to sign up for shifts

Sat. June 9 & 23

8:30 – 12:00

Sat. July 14 & 28

8:30 – 12:00

Sat. Aug. 11 & 25

8:30 – 12:00

Sat. Sep. 8

8:30 – 12:00

For more information on Boundary Bay Park Association activities, go to


10 Responses to DNS Events

  1. Mazell Kolvyn says:

    I would like to join some of your outings, however I see they are only on Wednesdays. Do you ever do outings on the weekends for us “working folk”? Thank you. Mazell

    • dncb says:

      Sorry, Mazell! The DNCB (birding) Outings are only on Tuesdays in the Winter, and Wednesdays after April 1. Many of our members prefer weekdays, because they have commitments on the weekend.
      DNS does run some Events on the weekend. Check https://dncb.wordpress.com/dns/events/
      For instance, Sunday April 23 is the popular Fish release at Watershed Park in North Delta. There will be a short birding walk starting at Pinewood Elementary at 11:30 am, which works its way down to the Old Pump House area where kids can release fish into Watershed Creek. DNS is one of several exhibitors with displays, including OWL (always a favourite, with live raptors) and Delta Corp. Lots of kids come on that walk, but we don’t usually see many birds! See 2015 Report at https://dncb.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/watershed-park-fish-release-and-nature-walk/

  2. Bobbie says:

    I live in Point Roberts and would like to join your Nov 1 outing. Where in Point Roberts can I meet up with you?

  3. Brian Avent says:

    I am a new member interested in the next trip to QE park. Do I have to contact somebody to sign up in advance? I live in Richmond so would plan on going directly to the park. Is there or will there be a meeting place designated at the park?


    • dncb says:

      Hi, Brian,
      No need to sign up in advance, just show up at the meeting place (usually Petra’s in Tsawwasssen @8 am) or the destination (arrival time usually posted). WARNING: destination subject to CHANGE, so check this website, e.g. QE Park destination for Jan. 12 has now changed to Iona (meet in parking lot near washrooms around 8:45 am). Our leader Tom will be happy to meet you!

  4. Richard Huber says:

    I am interested in learning more about the birds in the Boundary Bay area. I have been there a few times to take pictures but would like to know more about the birds in the area. Hopefully the added information will allow me to located and take better pictures of the birds and perhaps other wildlife. I am not a member of your organization but I would like to join your scheduled event this Wednesday 9 Dec at 09:00 (weather permitting). Let me know if I may join the outing. Thanks.

    • dncb says:

      Richard, you are very welcome to join our Birds on the Bay outing on Wednesday 9 December. The group usually includes several photographers. Ken

  5. David says:

    Would it be possible for my wife and I to drive up from Kent, WA (south of Seattle) – to join you for your “Birds on the Bay” field trip on 9/9? I have to check with her about the schedule, but wanted to check on this. If not this trip, perhaps we can join you on another?

    We plan to visit the George C. Reifel bird sanctuary on 9/10 or 9/11 and generally just bird the area.

    My wife grew up in Vernon, BC. Thank you for your kind consideration.

    Good birding,


    • dncb says:

      David: You and your wife would be very welcome to join us on Wednesday, September 9 on our Birds on the Bay outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park. I look forward to seeing you at 9:00 a.m. at Cammidge House. Cheers: Tom

      Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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