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Sargeant Bay News & Events

The latest¬†Sargeant Bay Newsletter has the lineup for summer events for 2014 kicking off with Birding on the Berm on May 19th with Tony Greenfield. A great opportunity to learn about birds that frequent the park . ¬† On Sunday, June 14th Lee-Ann Ennis and other naturalists will collect annual data on the intertidal marine […]

Black Oystercatchers

The screaming meemies-Black Oystercatchers-are back. Their irritating shrill trill sounds like they’re in a continuous flap about something. Before I was able to match the sound with the bird, I was always put on edge by their cries. The call escalates and falls much like their fluttery flight path low over the water. Actually Oystercatcher […]

Goldeneyes

The most common waterfowl seen during winter in Sargeant Bay are the rafts of Goldeneyes congregating sometimes in the hundreds especially on a nice sunny day. Their everchanging swimming formations look like a masterfully choreographed water ballet. Both Barrows and Common Goldeneyes hang out here though the Barrows predominate. Estimates indicate that the BC coast […]

Bird and Breakfast

At this northern B.C. getaway, nature is the star attraction. by Nancy Payne Canada is full of destinations where visitors can catch a glimpse of wildlife and enjoy nature, and they’re not necessarily remote, hard-to-get-to areas.In the case of The Granaries on Bear Mountain, near Dawson Creek, B.C., you don’t even have to leave your […]