Month: March 2016

2016 March George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary located in the Fraser River estuary is of international significance to birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. The 850 acre sanctuary contains a wide variety of habitats that include; ponds, tidal marshes, sloughs and is surrounded by farmland on Westham Island. March is a great time to visit …

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2016 March – Spring birds in the Squamish Estuary

There is increasing bird activity down at the Squamish estuary as we move into spring (clocks “spring” forward tonight). I’m surprised at how skittish most of the birds are – perhaps because they are pairing up and mating? I had to find a quiet spot, setup my tripod, keep still and wait – any movement …

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2016 March Birds in Squamish Estuary – 1st weekend in March

Took advantage in a break in the rain on Saturday morning ¬†to go for a walk in the Squamish estuary (along the railway tracks, starting from Squamish terminals) – lots of bird activity including the lovely Red Winged Blackbird, a Great Blue Heron, misc. ducks and geese (including a pair of Hooded Mergansers that I …

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