Tag Archives: bird

Nest Box Servicing 2018

IMG_4527-1008x756 IMG_1952 BLPA Nest Boxes Jan. 18-14-I Lau 026

Help service the nest boxes around Burnaby Lake that provide homes for wood ducks, swallows, chickadees, and flying squirrels.  Collect valuable data that helps us to understand how these species are doing in our park as well as making any adjustments to increase nesting success.

It is important that you dress for the weather, and waterproof footwear is highly recommended.  We’ll provide the gloves, tools and snacks.

​Ages 8+

IMPORTANT:  Please keep an eye on our website or social media for any change of plans due to the weather. The forecast is for a similar winter so we may need to adjust due to conditions. You can also sign up with our volunteer coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca and get put on the list to receive any updates by email.

Did you know? 

Records show the first nest boxes put up by the BLPA’s predecessor, the Burnaby Outdoor Education Association, in 1974. Over the years, founding member Joe Sadowski has continually refined and improved the design of them so they suit our We(s)t Coast weather.

Best of all, you can click on this link to find our plans here to build your own nest box!

Nest Box Monitoring #1

Are you interested in birds? Do you like being outside and working with your hands?
If so have we got an event for you!

Come out on January 17th for the Burnaby Lake Park Association’s annual Nest Box Monitoring Program.

You’ll be helping us and a variety of bird species by cleaning and repairing nest boxes and gather important information on birds using them. You may also get to see some of the amazing wildlife found right here in the park.

Meet at the Nature House and break out into work groups.
We’ll provide the training, equipment and even a warm drink and snacks at the end!

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes/boots that you don’t care if they get wet and dirty. If you happen to have rubber boots that go up to the knees (or higher!) they could also be useful as some of us will need to cross streams to get to the nest boxes.

For more information – info@burnabylakepark.ca