Birding News: Rare sighting of a Pine Bunting in Uplands Park. October 2018.

Uplands Park is attracting birders from all over to see a pine bunting.. never before seen in this part of the world.

CBC News article:

‘A really, really significant sighting’: Vancouver Island birdwatchers aflutter over unusual arrival

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The bird, which is native to temperate regions across Asia, was spotted in Uplands Park in Oak Bay in the Greater Victoria area. It’s thought to be the first sighting in B.C.

Photo Credit: The bird was first found on the grass at the south end of Uplands Park along Beach Drive (where Beach Drive bisects Uplands Park). (Maury Swoveland/BC Rare Bird Alert)

Uplands Park: The Great Rip Off Photos from October 14, 2018.

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to The Great Rip Off in Uplands Park on October 14th, 2018. Another beautiful day in the Park and more great mounds of ivy collected. Photos by Ron Carter [first two] and Wylie Thomas [next 6].