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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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Nest Box Monitoring 2017

Come out on February 18th 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 Rowing Pavilion and we will 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, and preferably waterproof. 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.

Check local forecasts and do keep in mind that there has been a lot of snow and ice at Burnaby Lake.

PLEASE RSVP to info@burnabylakepark.ca

  • Due to the unusual weather conditions we have had recently, you will be added to the email list so you can be kept informed of any changes due to the weather.
  • Please contact our volunteer coordinator if you would like to bring a group. info@burnabylakepark.ca or if you have any questions
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Weather Conditions and the BLPA Nest Box Program

The Burnaby Lake Park Association is still planning to hold the 2017 Nest Box servicing work parties but as you have noticed the weather has not cooperated with us so far this year. The long range forecast calls for a very cold week capped with snow and rain on the weekend.

The area around the lake is treacherous with many of the nest boxes inaccessible for us to safely hold the work parties so were are:

  • January 15 (10 am – 1 pm) at the Rowing Pavilion – POSTPONED – Our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you if you are on the mailing list when we have a new date set
  • January 22 (10 am – 1 pm) at the Nature House (at Piper Street Entrance)  – GOING AHEAD AS SCHEDULED – This will depend on the accessibility of the boxes out on the marshy area and, of course, the weather! We may change the location if it becomes necessary.

Please stay tuned for any further updates.
Contact our volunteer coordinator directly by e-mail: info@burnabylakepark.ca and get added to the email list; a message will be sent out once we have plans finalized.

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