DNS Meetings

DNS Monthly Meetings will be held on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575 6th Ave, Tsawwassen.

After the business is concluded, and a refreshment break, there will be a Presentation by a guest Speaker (8:15 pm to 9:45 pm).

To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus,
we are reluctantly suspending DNS Meetings, and DNCB Outings, until further notice.
We need to practice social distancing – at least 2m apart.
Stay safe.


NEXT DNS Monthly Meeting:
CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns

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From north to south, east to west; our planet is covered by invisible highways that birds use in the winter and summer, dictated by the abundance of food and the intensity of the oncoming season not all years are identical.
 
During some years the west

MG2_2469.jpgcoast finds itself flooded by an abundance of rare birds like Snowy Owls while during others we look to our rivers to see Bald Eagles as far as the eye can see.

Seeing and photographing these birds however requires patience and the ability to think like one of them; after all raptors tend to be some of the rarest and shiest of all bird species found in western Canada.
 
Join world renowned photographer Martin Gregus on February 4th and see just what it takes to get the prefect shot.

Previous DNS Monthly Meeting:
TUESDAY, February 11, 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church
Speaker:  Lina Azeez
Topic:  Reconnecting Salmon Habitats Impacted by Flood Intrastructures

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poster by Geof Hackersee DNS Posters Archive

Lina is a Campaign Manager with, a science based charity that advocates for B.C.’s wild salmon and the waters in which they live.  She works to build relationships between people and their local watersheds in an effort to encourage change and a shared appreciation for the waters around us.  She enjoys collaborating across diverse interest groups, bringing the concept of ‘water for life’ to the forefront of decision-making in the lower mainland.Lina Azeez_photo

Her current campaign, Connected Waters, is to ensure we are pushing for fish-friendly flood infrastructure in the lower mainland to ensure salmon access to spawning and rearing habitats as our climate changes and the waters rise and is advocating at all levels of government to achieve appropriate standards and stable funding.

In the journey of a lifetime, Lina got the opportunity to take a 25 day journey down the length of the Fraser River.  It gave her a front row seat to the many issues impacting the Fraser and the amazing work being done up and down the system by forward thinking communities.  Lina’s home watershed is the Brunette River in Burnaby, BC on unceded Coast Salish territories.


RESCHEDULED DNS Monthly Meeting:
TUESDAY, February 11
Speaker:  Alan Stewart
Topic:  Canoeing and Birding in Saskatchewan

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Alan Stewart, Dana Kellett, Stéphane Menu, Enid Cummings, Janine McManus, Laura Stewart, Sara Yeomans

This summer I participated in a BSC sponsored canoe trip to conduct point counts in the boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan.  The presentation covers Sask Bird Breeding Atlas, point count methods, some war stories from the canoeing part of the adventure and lots of results for the actual birding.  The trip itself was 10 days on the water covering 175 km and 22 sets of rapids.  My bird count was 98 including several not found around here and many in vastly different quantities.  When was the last time we saw 50 Common Nighthawks at once?

Northern Saskatchewan is rich in waterways and lakes and harbours some species which we do not see here.   Come and share in learning something more about this country we call Canada.

Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas – Newsletter March 2019


 

Tentative schedule for DNCB outings:  see DNS Upcoming Events page.

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