The weather May 3rd was perfect for the Cortes Museum's Spring Migration Birding Event, and the sixteen adults and 8 kids that participated felt very lucky that the wind and rain of the previous day had ended. The group surveyed different bird habitats and recorded all the bird species spotted, starting in the Whaletown area and finishing at the South end of the island. During the day they explored shorelines, tidal mudflats, forests, freshwater lakes and ponds, swamps and fields – and were excited about the 68 different bird species that they spotted.
If you were not able to participate in this event the Museum also sponsors the Christmas Bird Count sometime between December 15th and January 5th. Check out the Bird Watching Section of the Museum's web-page www.cortesmuseum.ca
for more information on the Spring 09 Bird Count. The Bird Watching Section is also the place where islanders add pictures and information regarding birds they have spotted.