Sunday 16 February 2014

Langley Field Naturalists Field Trips

Hi everyone,
As you can see I have been asked to lead the Golden Eagle Quest tour, details are provided below. Sumas Prairie can be very windy and cold so bundle up and hope we are fortunate enough to see one of these magnificent raptors. Depending on the weather we could see American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk (various phases) possibly a Gyrfalcon and Rough-legged Hawk. There have also been sightings of flocks of Meadowlark and Snow Buntings.
Everyone welcome especially experienced birders, the more eyes the better! Details below.
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Sumas Prairie 2012

Friday, February 21, 2014
Meet time: 8:00am Douglas Park
Start time: 9:30am
Golden Eagle Quest! Chilliwack Area & Heronry
Leader:  John Gordon
Come join John as he takes us on an exciting search to find one of the largest and most majestic birds of prey that reside in our Fraser Valley - the Golden Eagle!  We plan to look amongst the pretty pastoral farming district of Chilliwack for this large, dark brown raptor. We also plan to drop into the Chilliwack Heronry for a Ring-necked Duck search and to eat lunch. Meet at Douglas Park Rec. Centre at 8:00 for carpooling or at Old Yale Road ESSO - 34515 Old Yale Rd, Abbotsfordjust off  exit no. 109 Yale Rd West, to the right. Phone 604-533-7171 or  604-888-1787 for information.

Saturday, March 8
Meet time: 8:15am at Douglas Park or 9:30 at Maplewood Park
Start time: 10am
What is for Dinner? Raptors of the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats, North Vancouver
Leader:  Al Grass
Join us as we search out why are flats critical habitats for wildlife. The walk will focus on the importance of raptors such as eagles, hawks, and owls. Meet 8:15 am Douglas Cres. Langley or 9:30 at Maplewood Park. Phone 604-538-8774 for information.

Saturday, March 22, 2013
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Aldergrove Regional Park
Leader: Bob Puls
Come join the Langley Field Naturalist to awaken your curiosity and engage your senses while exploring nature and the changing seasons in this beautiful regional park! We will check out the winter bird & water fowl activity around the ponds and look at some of this parks features.  Meeting at Aldergrove Regional Park central parking.  Phone 888-1787 or Bob 856-7534 to let us know if you are coming or to carpool from Douglas Crescent.


1 comment:

  1. I will try and get off work to come on your golden eagle tour I have only ever seen them in the wild in Alaska! Hope you find one.