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Final Brant Count – Tuesday April 25th, 2023

Final Brant Count – Tuesday April 25th, 2023

The Brant Count has come to a sudden end. Yesterday, with favourable weather, only 40 Brant were found Tuesday, April 25 Arrowsmith Naturalist volunteers completed the last Brant survey of the PQB Wildlife Management Area for this year. The season is clearly changing....

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Brant Count March 22, 2023

Brant Count March 22, 2023

A heavy fog came in just after the 1 pm start of the Mar.21 Brant Count. Reduced visibility allowed observers to view only the shore line. At Rathtrevor Beach, before the fog, there were several people and two off leash dogs keeping the birds away. 21 Brant were in...

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Brant Count March 7, 2023

Brant Count March 7, 2023

We kicked off the spring Brant Count with a great day. It was sunny and warm with a stiff breeze. Area 1 North; we found 2 Brant at Little Qualicum estuary in the lagoon with approx 50 ducks. There were 200 gulls on the outer sandbars and approx 20 Harbour Seals...

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Incidental Brant Count March 15, 2023

Incidental Brant Count March 15, 2023

Spawn at the LQ River - Report and Images from Sandra Gray This afternoon we were at the E end of Surfside Dr for 2+ hrs ... spawn spreading E toward QB beach, will be washed out tomorrow or there may be more. A raft of ~1000 mostly surf scoters, some white wing &...

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Brant Count March 14, 2023

Brant Count March 14, 2023

The Arrowsmith Naturalists completed their second weekly count on Tuesday, Mar. 14. Strong winds and choppy seas kept the Brant in sheltered coves and pools. In the north survey area there were several hundred ducks near the shoreline plus 20 Harbour Seals just off...

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Brant Count March 28, 2023

Brant Count March 28, 2023

The Arrowsmith Naturalist's weekly Brant Count, March 28, had some very positive results. Eleven volunteers counted in three areas. Area 1 North: Observers were at Surfside Dr., early, to find 444 Brant in the bay and over the gravel bar at Little Qualicum River....

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Incidental Count April 7, 2023

Incidental Count April 7, 2023

This report from Sandra Gray: Yesterday, April 7, Dan and I started at SNP at the gazebo ... no brant, some of the raft of divers still present but much lower number of birds than our last BC. We headed to the Seacrest access ... gulls everywhere, dabblers and brant...

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Brant Count April 11, 2023

Brant Count April 11, 2023

After a wet and windy weekend Tuesday Apr. 11 was a pleasant morning at the beach. Partly cloudy and warm, with a cooling breeze. Eight Arrowsmith Naturalists surveyed the PQB Wildlife Management Area from 10 am to 12 noon. Area 1 North: At the Seaside Nature Park in...

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Brant Count April 18, 2023

Brant Count April 18, 2023

Ten Arrowsmith Naturalist volunteers surveyed the PQB Wildlife Management Area from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Unfortunately the tide was farther out than what is ideal and rain showers reduced visibility. Area 1 North: 6 Brant were observed flying at the Seaside Nature...

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A Message from Our Orca Sponsor Mid-Island Co-op

A Message from Our Orca Sponsor Mid-Island Co-op

Mid Island Co-op is proud to sponsor the 32 nd Annual Brant Wildlife Festival. Your Mid Island Co-op is truly local. Since 1959 we’ve been 100% community owned, and with now over 70,000 active members, today we’re stronger together than ever before. As a member of Mid...

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We acknowledge and thank the Qualicum, Snaw-naw-as, Snuneymuxw, K’ómox, Tseshaht, Hupacasath, and Ditidaht First Nations, on whose traditional lands the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region is situated within.