- Club Christmas Bird Count, Sunday, December 20
If you are wondering about taking part in this weekend’s Count, bear in mind that the main activity is an all-day commitment, concluding with a potluck tally-up in the early evening. You can also take part, though, by keeping a count of the birds on your feeder, as long as you live within a 15 kilometre radius of the centre of town. Contact Cathy Antoniazzi – firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-562-2845 – for more info.
- Annual Club Swan and Eagle Count, 9:00 – 3:00, Sunday,
Meet at 9:00 am under the central green Spruceland Shopping Centre sign. Bring lunch and snowshoes. Dress warmly. For more info, email email@example.com or phone at 250-963-8381.
- Presentation: 7:00 pm, Thursday, 21 January at The Exploration Place
Alex Koiter, a Professional Agrologist and UNBC PhD candidate, will give a presentation on his work: more details to follow.
- Bird Skin Preparation Workshop by Ken Otter, morning, Saturday 23 January, UNBC
Ken will show how bird specimens brought in by members are prepared for teaching purposes, and give a tour of the bird and mammal collection accumulated over the years. Details on where to meet TBA.
- Snowshoe Trip to Livingstone Springs
The date is being worked on – more details next time.
- Quesnel Chrismas Bird Count, January 3
Prince George birders are a crucial part of this event — in their absence last year because of snow, the Quesnel count nearly ground to a halt. If you can help, contact Adrian Leather at firstname.lastname@example.org: he’ll be delighted to hear from you.
- Porcupine Survey
Porcupines appear to have been in real decline over recent years. You can help to get a handle on this by completing a brief survey by Thomson Rivers University – see http://han29.typeform.com/to/Dh17rm.
- Exploring Prince George / Outdoor Safety & Survival – Christmas offer
Mike Nash is offering a special Christmas discount for Club members on his books. See http://www3.telus.net/pgoutdoors/christmasoffer for details.
- Ever Wondered Why Crows Hold Funerals?
There are some answers at http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/why-crows-hold-funerals-their-dead