The Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is inviting everyone to celebrate this milestone.
From October 26-28, 2023, a coalition of conservation groups will host events celebrating the anniversary and nature in the city. The celebration will nurture connections, express gratitude, educate, and inspire. A conservation and education fund is being established to provide funding for nature education for youth as well as continued restoration and conservation throughout the Sanctuary.
FREE events on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Gorge Park, 11 am – 3 pm
Enjoy crafts, nature scavenger hunts, guided bird walks and plant walks, games, and so much more.
Hosted by the Gorge Waterway Action Society.
Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
11 am – 1 pm
Learn about Winter Ducks, enjoy a walk with educators, learn how to prevent birds flying into your windows.
Hosted by Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary.
Beacon Hill Park
1 pm – 3 pm
Learn about the birds we share our land and waters with. Enjoy bird walks around the park and story time on the grass (bring a blanket!). Hot chocolate and snacks.
Hosted by Rocky Point Bird Observatory.
Cattle Point, 1 pm – 3 pm
Make bird crafts, match bird beaks to tools, plant berry bushes for birds, and enjoy a bird walk.
Hosted by NatureKids BC and Friends of Uplands Park.
1 pm – 4 pm
Learn how this beach has been restored to create habitat for those really tiny fish—that feed the bigger fish—that feed the whales. Check out the forage fish egg sample demonstration, and learn more about the cultural and ecological significance of this area. Hosted by Peninsula Streams Society.
SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7 – 9 pm at the Dave Dunnet Auditorium, Oak Bay High School, admission by donation
Join renowned ornithologist, author, film maker and artist Dr. Rob Butler for his engaging presentation, ‘The Society of Crows’, exploring the complex social interactions of this cheeky and smart bird.
Visit www.vhmbs.com for more information