Tag: Brant geese

Brant Wildlife Festival

The Pacific Flyway

Tens of thousands of birds grace our local shores as they follow their age-old migration route, known as the Pacific Flyway. Birds migrate to survive. Billions of birds migrate vast distances across the globe twice a year. The Pacific Flyway runs from Southern Chile through parts of western Canada up to the Arctic tundra and…
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A second Brant Goose Invasion has flown into town!

For the month of March twenty hand painted Brant Geese will be inhabiting shops in the Parksville and Qualicum Area.  If you spot one – take a selfie with the goose and upload it to Facebook with the hashtag #spotthebrant or email it to brantwildlifefestival@gmail.com. For each goose you find you will be entered to…
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Places to Explore: Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area

The spectacular Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area (PQBWMA) is rich in beauty and in wildlife. It has rocky, pebble and sandy beaches, foreshore gravel bars, and includes the estuaries of the Englishman and Little Qualicum Rivers. This natural gem runs along the east coast of Vancouver Island from Parksville’s Craig Bay to the Little Qualicum…
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Spring at Sea

By Amie Arnet, Public Education Lead at Deep Bay Marine Field Station: When people think about spring, they often associate it with colourful flowers, baby animals and a time for renewal and warm weather following a cold, grey winter. These qualities of spring are not unique to the land as the oceans also have the…
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Brant in the Bay Opening Day

Spring and the Brant Wildlife Festival

By Rosemary Taylor, Arrowsmith Naturalists: Don’t miss out on the Brant Wildlife Festival – one of this area’s main attractions heralding the arrival of spring. So much to see and do, even if you’ve not yet made the acquaintance of the chatty little black and white goose for which the festival is named. Like many…
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Brant Close-up by Sandra Gray

Brant Life Cycle

Brant start to arrive on their Arctic breeding grounds in early May. Already paired, they waste little time in selecting a nest site to lay their eggs. They have only a small window–after the ice and snow have left and before the bad weather returns–to lay their eggs and raise their young. Their nesting success,…
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