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June 2020: Please review the Field Trip Guidelines for the COVID-19 Environment on the Field Trip Guidelines page.

Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are for members only. Click here for our Field Trip Guidelines for participants and leaders.

If space allows, guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society.

Codes for Field Trip Difficulty Levels:
LEVEL 1—Easy walking, mostly level paths.
LEVEL 2—Paths can be narrow with uneven terrain.
LEVEL 3—Obstacles in paths or steeper grades, requiring agility.
LEVEL 4—Very steep, insecure footing, or longer hikes requiring good physical condition.
Please—no pets on VNHS field trips.

If you would like to do a talk or know someone who might, please contact one of the presentation night coordinators. If you have an idea for a field trip or wish to volunteer as a leader, please contact the Field Trip Coordinator. Many of you do interesting things either for fun or for work, and it would be great to share! See Contact page for email addresses and phone numbers.

Weekly bird walks may be cancelled due to COVID. Close to the date, check that day’s description for the status.

TUESDAY MORNING BIRDING –  Meets every Tuesday one block south of the foot of Bowker Ave on the waterfront (off Beach Drive) at 9:00 a.m. or at the foot of Bowker Ave at 9:30 a.m. Birding activities take place at various locations around Greater Victoria. For more information call Bill Dancer at 250-721-5273. Novice and experienced VNHS members all welcome.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING –  Meets every Saturday morning, usually at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine. Check on the Calendar on the Thursday/Friday before to find out the week’s location. Novice and experienced VNHS members all welcome. For more details, contact Rick Schortinghuis at 250-885-2454 or Agnes Lynn at thelynns at shaw.ca or 250-721-0634.

SWAN LAKE GUIDED BIRD WALKS –  Every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Jointly sponsored by Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary and Victoria Natural History Society. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and meet in the parking lot for this informal and informative walk around the lake area. Walks are generally led by Victoria Natural History Society members. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is at 3873 Swan Lake Road, off Ralph Street. Note that the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store in Shelbourne Plaza posts the bird reports from the Sunday walk.

January 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Duncan Christmas Bird Count
2
  • CANCELLED Saturday Birding
3
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
4
5
  • CANCELLED Tuesday Birding
6
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
7
8
9
  • CANCELLED Saturday Birding
10
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
11
12
  • CANCELLED Tuesday Birding
  • Natural History Night: Wolverines
13
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
14
15
16
  • CANCELLED Saturday Birding
17
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
18
19
  • CANCELLED Tuesday Birding
  • Botany Night: Magic Mushrooms
20
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
21
22
23
  • CANCELLED Saturday Birding
24
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
25
  • Marine Night: Great Bear Rainforest
26
  • CANCELLED Tuesday Birding
27
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Birder's Night: Mobbing Behaviour
28
29
30
  • CANCELLED Saturday Birding
31
  • CANCELLED Swan Lake Bird Walks