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Tag: Fraser Estuary

Bird Flocks in BC’s Fraser River Estuary Inspire Awe

11 December 2019 – Imagine striding along Boundary Bay in Delta, BC and seeing 13,000 Dunlin in murmurations over the water while thousands of Northern Pintails and American Wigeons float on the shallow coastal water.

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Birdwatching Backpacks Flying Off Library Shelves, Thanks to Partnerships

18 July 2019 – "Birdwatching kits" allow more people to enjoy the intimate relationship with nature that birdwatching brings. We wondered if it would be possible to extend this opportunity to more people by sharing kits with local libraries.

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You Can Help Protect BC’s Fraser Delta for Western Sandpipers

24 June 2019 – Environment and Climate Change Canada scientists have concluded that “Project-induced changes to Roberts Bank constitute an unmitigatable species-level risk to Western Sandpipers, and shorebirds more generally.” Unless we act now, the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project is just one example of threats that will face Western Sandpipers and the Fraser Estuary.

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IBA Program Channels Passion for Birds and Special Places

17 December 2018 – On a spectacular sunny, calm day in mid-November, I had the opportunity to participate in a volunteer effort to document the Fraser Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). Starting at first light, 40 experienced birders set out to count birds across the 754 square kilometres of the Fraser Estuary IBA.

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Ramsar Conference Leads to Positive Steps for Coastal Wetlands and Fraser Delta

19 November 2018 – Bird Studies Canada’s collaborative work to find a conservation solution to habitat loss in the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Danger recently took Pete Davidson (supported remotely by James Casey) to Dubai, as part of the BirdLife International delegation to the 13th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention.

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