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Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are for members only.

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 Coordinator Ben van Drimmelen. 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.

TUESDAY MORNING BIRDING Meets every Tuesday at the foot of Bowker Ave on the waterfront (off Beach Drive) at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. 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 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Duncan Christmas Bird count
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
2
3
  • Tuesday Birding
4
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
5
6
7
  • Birding Esquimalt Lagoon
8
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
9
10
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Natural History Night: Toad People
11
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
12
13
14
  • Saturday Birding - Patricia Bay & Coles Bay Park
15
  • Birding via Gulf Island Ferry
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
16
17
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Botany Night: Bavarian Spring Flowers
18
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
19
20
21
  • Birding Saanichton Bay Park
22
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Common Mosses of the Victoria Area
23
24
  • Tuesday Birding
25
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Birder's Night: Song Sparrows of Mandarte Island
26
27
28
  • Saturday Birding
29
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
30
  • Marine Night-Small Scale Fisheries in Myanmar (Burma)
31
  • Tuesday Birding