A closeup look at a Northern Saw-Whet Owl, one of thousands that have been banded at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (photo contributed by Ann Nightingale)

Rocky Point Bird Observatory celebrates 25 years with public walks

Open house features free walks, showcase of nearly 1,000 birds

Metchosin’s Rocky Point Bird Observatory (RPBO) is holding an open house at Pedder Bay on Sept. 14. All are invited to celebrate 25 years of bird monitoring on Vancouver Island. Parking is available at the Glenrose Farm Resturant for the event.

Free bird walks are being offered at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. Bird banding demonstrations will take place all morning.

The walks will showcase RPBO’s collection of 6,500 songbirds, 2,500 hummingbirds, and 700 owls. More than 150 volunteers put in 10,000 hours a year into these projects.

The 25th anniversary celebration will offer guided tours and demonstrations while furthering the RPBO’s public education mandate.

READ MORE: Metchosin Day celebrated by the whole community


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

UVic students return from Hong Kong amidst growing tension

All eight University of Victoria exchange students have returned to Canada

Interest swirls in Oak Bay to ban gas-powered leaf blowers

‘Two-stroke engines are obosolete technology,’ says Coun. Tara Ney

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

ICBC, province urge residents to plan ahead for winter weather

Greater Victoria should gear up and have a plan in place

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you plan on making any purchases on Black Friday?

We’ve all seen the images. Shoppers rioting outside of a store in… Continue reading

Canucks erupt with 5 power-play goals in win over Nashville

Vancouver ends three-game slide with 6-3 triumph over Predators

Nanaimo man caught with more than 200,000 child porn images to be sentenced

Crown says Aaron Macrae recorded video of children on buses and at his workplace

Vancouver Island hunters may have harvested deer in area known for chronic wasting disease

Conservation officers make urgent request to public for any information

B.C. widow suing health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed her husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Most Read