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General News · 4th April 2019
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The Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) species at risk (SAR) citizen scientists are calling in the first of the season’s observations of SAR on Cortes Island: a red-legged frog observed March 13, a possible western toad sighting March 23 and the first great blue herons arriving in their rookeries April 1… no foolin’!!!

Join us in keeping tabs on provincially and federally listed SAR for the Ministry of Environment’s Conservation Data Center in Victoria, with your observations of SAR on Cortes Island.

The FOCI SAR poster, highlighting 16 species known to occur on Cortes, pictured above and posted throughout the community, is also included as a higher resolution attachment below, for your reference. To learn more about Cortes SAR, check out the FOCI website at

Call in your sightings to the FOCI office -0087 or e-mail with SAR in the subject title. We want to know: what species you observed, where and how many, the date & time with your name & contact information. Thank you!

Every sighting of a species at risk is valuable; become a citizen scientist today!