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Welcome to the Brant Wildlife Festival

Join us for the 21st Brant Wildlife Festival in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The festival started because of a small goose called the Black Brant. It migrates from California and Mexico to Alaska and stops off in Parskville/Qualicum Beach to rest and feed. As many as 20,000 Brant may be found along the shore at peak times at the end of March. For 16 years the festival was spearheaded by the Mid Island Wildlife Watch Society (MIWWS). In recent years, MIWWS has been challenged to secure the financial and human resources necessary to organize and operate the festival. Pacific Black Brant Pacific Black Brant ©Guy Monty In June 2006, MIWWS members dissolved the society and transferred the assets to The Nature Trust of British Columbia. The 2010 Brant Wildlife Festival is being coordinated by The Nature Trust of British Columbia with support from the BC Ministry of Environment, BC Hydro, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Lohn Foundation. Festival Coordinator Donna Monty | 250.586.3838 | donnalmonty@gmail.com or Robin Rivers | toll free 1-866-288-7878 | rrivers@naturetrust.bc.ca