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Episode 14: Saw-whet, Barred and Long-eared Owls with Jannaca Chick and Robyn!

Episode 14: Saw-whet, Barred and Long-eared Owls with Jannaca Chick and Robyn!

October 19, 2020

On this episode the Fall Migration Project has come to an end for 2020 but the owls are continuing to arrive including one very special visitor. Owl Bander in Charge Jannaca Chick and Robyn talk about their amazing night at the Rocky Point banding station.

 

Pictures of the Long-eared Owl on the Bird Babble Facebook Page

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Rocky Point Bird Observatory Blog

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Episode 13: Passerine and Owl Banding with David Bell and Nicole Richardson

Episode 13: Passerine and Owl Banding with David Bell and Nicole Richardson

October 1, 2020

On this episode we visited the banding stations during operating hours for both the Fall Migration and Northern Saw-whet Owl projects. Banders David Bell (passerines) and Nicole Richardson (owls) take us through the process of banding birds.

Northern Saw-whet Owl Video Facebook Link

Rocky Point Bird Observatory Blog

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Episode 12: Who’s Who? Behind the Owls with Jo & Mike Motek.

Episode 12: Who’s Who? Behind the Owls with Jo & Mike Motek.

September 16, 2020

It's owl season at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory and the best way to find out more about the cute little Northern Saw-whet Owls is by talking to the project coordinators Jo & Mike Motek. It's also been pretty smokey around the banding stations during the Fall Migration project but there have been a few surprises found in the mist nets.

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Episode 11: Discovering Rare Birds with Joachim Bertrands

Episode 11: Discovering Rare Birds with Joachim Bertrands

August 26, 2020

Really rare birds are very hard to find but our guest on this episode has been lucky enough to see a couple of amazing rare birds over the past year including the first record of a Grey-tailed Tattler for BC and Canada! Joachim Bertrands talks to us about some of his adventures before heading out to see another rare bird that arrived while we were recording.

Joachim's 2015 Scandinavia Adventure

CBC Coverage of the Grey-tailed Tattler

 

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Episode 10: Census - How to Count Birds with Mike McGrenere

Episode 10: Census - How to Count Birds with Mike McGrenere

August 13, 2020

On this episode we have a conversation with Mike McGrenere about how bird census is done at the RPBO migration monitoring stations. Also updates on Seawatch, MAPS which is now complete for 2020 and the Fall Migration which is now entering into the 4th week with some interesting birds being banded so far.

The Rocky Point Fall Migration Blog

The Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory Blog

 

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Episode 9: Bring Back the Bluebirds

Episode 9: Bring Back the Bluebirds

July 29, 2020

On this episode we talk to Jacquie Taylor and Brielle Reidlinger who are with the Cowichan Bring Back the Bluebirds Project. This amazing organization is working to reintroduce Western Bluebirds which disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the late 1990's due to habitat loss and out-competition by invasive cavity-nesting species such as the house sparrow.

 

Cowichan Bring Back the Bluebirds Project links

 

https://cowichanbluebird.wordpress.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/CowichanValleyBluebird/

 

https://www.instagram.com/cowichan_valley_bluebirds/

 

https://cowichanbluebird.wordpress.com/contact/

 

 

Also, the RPBO Fall Migration Project is now underway after uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and there have been a few surprises so far after the first week of operations. 

 

To purchase the 36 bird Art Cards you can do so at  http://rpbo.org/art_bird_cards.php

 

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Episode 8: Rebecca Golat - Travels, Turtles, Owls, Projects and now Passerines!

Episode 8: Rebecca Golat - Travels, Turtles, Owls, Projects and now Passerines!

July 15, 2020

If you have volunteered with RPBO or visited the Pedder Bay banding station the past couple of years during the Northern Saw-whet Owl project, then you probably have met Owl bander Rebecca Golat. But, did you know that she is also involved in a number of other birdie and environment projects around the region? This year Rebecca will be at the banding stations for her first year as a passerine bander! 

 

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project 

Bird window collision reporting at Flap Canada 

 

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Episode 7: At the Helm of RPBO, the President, Kim Beardmore!

Episode 7: At the Helm of RPBO, the President, Kim Beardmore!

June 25, 2020

After a long and distinguished career at the helm of some of the greatest ships in the Royal Canadian Navy, Kim Beardmore is now steering the Rocky Point Bird Observatory as President. We had a chance to talk to him about his naval career and birding while at sea as well as some of the challenges facing RPBO and his vision for the future.

Also, an update on the MAPS project, a rare sighting on the Seawatch project and a new feature that we are calling Bird Babble Chirp! 

 

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Episode 6: MAPS Day 1 Complete!!

Episode 6: MAPS Day 1 Complete!!

June 12, 2020

We never thought this day would come with the COVID-19 pandemic happening but the first day of the Rocky Point Bird Observatory 2020 MAPS program took place on May 31st. On this episode we bring you up to date on how day one went as well spotting a few great birds at Seawatch.

 

 

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Episode 5: MAPS is a Go. Time to Start Banding with Jannaca Chick!

Episode 5: MAPS is a Go. Time to Start Banding with Jannaca Chick!

May 27, 2020

On this episode we talk to Jannaca Chick who is the Bander in Charge for the RPBO 2020 MAPS season and she brings us up to date on the great news that the program is about to start on May 31st. We also talk to her about the Great Canadian Birdathon Rocky Pointers 2020 and their fund raising efforts.

 

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