Birding at Blackie Spit

Event Details

May 11th, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mud Bay Conservation Area, Surrey, British Columbia
Inventories and Monitoring

Celebrate Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza and International Migratory Bird Day with an afternoon of birding in Boundary Bay. Spot spring migrants and learn about local residents while we conduct a bird survey around Blackie Spit, which overlooks the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s very first conservation project in BC (in 1974!): Mud Bay.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, this event is for you!

If you are interested in carpooling (providing a ride or looking for a ride), please add your name to the list here.

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About Mud Bay Conservation Area, Surrey

Acquired in 1974, Mud Bay was the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s first project in British Columbia! This conservation area was established in partnership with other notable conservation organizations, including The Nature Trust of BC and Ducks Unlimited Canada, and is now managed by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations the larger Important Bird Area (IBA) at Boundary Bay. The marsh provides important habitat for numerous species of migratory and over-wintering waterbirds and shorebirds in the busy Lower Mainland. Boundary Bay also provides habitat for the juvenile Pacific salmon that annually migrate out from the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers, both of which neighbour the Mud Bay Conservation Area.

What you will be doing

Participants will count and record each bird species observed throughout the survey.

Why you will love it

With more than two million of our feathered friends migrating through Mud Bay each year, this is a great opportunity to view and learn about some of the 200+ species of migratory birds that travel along the Pacific Flyway.

Questions?

Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

We will be meeting at Blackie Spit Park: 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Running water and flush toilets
Carpooling can be arranged
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Layers of clothing
  • sturdy closed-toe footwear
Miscellaneous
  • Binoculars (if you have them)
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • snacks
  • Camera (Optional)