Tag Archives: Birds

Getting Ready for Spring at Burnaby Lake

Join us for another stewardship work party with the Burnaby Lake Park Association.

We are focusing on the east end of Burnaby Lake around the Avalon Parking Lot and Cariboo Dam. Please come and help us get the area ready for the change to the warmer season ahead with bird nesting activity and the new spring growth.

We have 2 tasks:

  1. Servicing the nest boxes that are in the area and
  2. Planting native plants to finish a job we started in the fall.

Please come dressed for the weather and be prepared to work off trails. Wear warm, dry clothing and sturdy, waterproof footwear. We provide all the tools and equipment you’ll need and will have refreshments on hand.

Date:               Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time:              10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where:            Lenson House – (yellow house across the road from the Parks Central Area                                      Office  at 9146 Avalon Ave.)
Park in the Avalon Parking Lot off Cariboo Road and walk back to the meeting                                  place. We’ll have signs up.

Check our Directions page for transit information including bus stop numbers.

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BCIT News reports on BLPA Nest Box Program

On Sunday, January 21, a hardy group of volunteers braved the elements and headed out around Burnaby Lake for our annual nest box servicing. This year, BCIT News Journalism student Tanushree Pillai was there to capture the day`s activities.

Tanu also tweeted details of the process.

We still have more boxes around the Lake to service. Once all of them are completed, we hope to have results of our data collections by March 2018.

Thanks Tanushree for coming out and to our fantastic volunteers.

 

 

 

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Bird Impact Reduction Day

Today is Bird Impact Reduction Day.  It is important to bring attention to this now as the birds are very active. Our friends at the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC are tending to a steady influx of birds from window strikes (over 500 in 2016). They range from temporary shock to broken wings and keels (breast bones).

From Bird Studies Canada’s site, here it what to do if you find a bird that had impacted a window and is stunned or injured:

  • Gently place the bird in a paper bag or small cardboard box with air holes
  • Roll clean tissues or paper towels into a donut shape and place around the bird
  • Never feed the bird or give it water
  • Place in a quiet, dark, secure area
  • After an hour, take the box or bag to an area away from other buildings and windows, and release the bird
  • If the bird is unable to fly off or if there are visible signs of injury, contact Wildlife Rescue Association of BC at 5216 Glencarin Drive, Burnaby, (604) 526-7275.

* Although handling birds poses very little risk to human health, wearing gloves is recommended.

To see what you can do around your home. there are many techniques available, from window treatments to the placement of feeders, that you can use to reduce the potential for bird collisions at your home,  Click below for the latest brochure to make your Home Safe for Birds.

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FLAP Home Safe For Birds

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