Uplands Park Bird Walk – Saturday January 23, 2016.

Email announcement from David Newell:

On Saturday, January 23, Geoffrey will be leading his Friends of
Uplands Park Bird Walk.  Please meet at 9:00 a.m. in the large parking
lot out at the end of Cattle Point.  Uplands Park is at the north end
of Willlows Beach in Oak Bay.  After observing wintering sea and shore
birds, we will head inland into the park to observe the many birds in
this fabulous Garry Oak Meadow Community.

Did you know that a record-breaking 86 species were found on the Oak
Bay Bird version of the Christmas Bird Count?  Last year we broke the
record with 82!  Highlights included Harris’s Sparrow, White-throated
Sparrow, Rock Sandpiper, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern
Shrike, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Wigeon, and Western

Photos by Wayne Matthews June 2014
Great Horned Owl Photo by Wayne Matthews June 2014