Victoria Natural
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Sharing a love of nature since 1944

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The Victoria Natural History Society (VNHS) formed in 1944 and currently has about 750 members. We are a volunteer-run organization. Members have developed their interest in nature in a wide variety of ways—some are professional biologists, others are students, most are amateur or volunteer naturalists. VNHS provides an opportunity for those interested in the natural world to come together to share their ideas and experiences.
The Victoria Natural History Society offers many field trips and presentations each month for its members. Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are designed for members. Guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society. If you like what you see, please support VNHS by becoming a member and/or making a donation.
The primary objectives of the Society are:
  • To stimulate active interest in natural history
  • To study and protect flora and fauna and their habitats
  • To work with other societies and like bodies having interests in common with this Society.

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September 19, 2020
  • Pedder Bay Birding

    September 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina, 925 Pedder Bay Drive, Victoria, BC V9C 4H1, Canada


    Pedder Bay Birding - Slight Change

    Come join the VNHS Saturday Birding Group at Pedder Bay Marina. To reach Pedder Bay Marina, go out Rocky Point Rd and watch for a left on to Pedder Bay Rd. There is a big sign for the marina. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the public parking lot. Rocky Point Bird Observatory operates a banding station there and several interesting birds have been reported from there. We will walk around the area for a couple of hours. We will not be able to visit the banding operation due to COVID restrictions. 

    Contact Agnes at thelynns at or (250) 721- 0634 for more information. 


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September 23, 2020
  • Birder's Night

    September 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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  • Birder's Night

    September 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm



    The Future of the Fraser River Estuary 

    The Fraser River Estuary is one of the richest bird habitats along the Pacific Coast of North America. It has been global designated as an Important Birds and Biodiversity Area, a Ramsar Wetland of International Significant and a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site of Hemispheric Importance. The Fraser Estuary is also one of the economic drivers of the area and a key port in the North American strategy to grow trade with Asia. James Casey of Birds Canada will present some of the results of a threat management assessment undertaken by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation in partnership with UBC and UVic. He will then explore in more detail the impacts associated with the proposed Roberts Banks Terminal 2 project. He will end with some recommendations from the conservation community on priority actions needed to ensure the resilience of the Fraser River Estuary’s natural assets (plants, animals and habitat) into the future. We will meet on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. Come early to socialize! Presentation begins after VNHS announcements. 

    To join us, please register by entering this link in your browser and following the instructions. go to the VNHS online calendar and click on the link in the September 23 Birders’ Night description. Bring your own coffee (or whatever your preferred beverage might be!) Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.50, but you won’t have to pay that for Zoom meetings! 

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