birds

A bald eagle has been recovering at BCSPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin after she got in a territorial fight with another eagle. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Bald eagle’s life on the fence after fighting another eagle in Greater Victoria

Wild ARC says female adult showing small signs of improvement

 

An audible bird deterring device located on the roof of a Bayview One apartment building in Victoria West has been the source of a six-month headache for nearby resident, Darrell Pfeifer. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria resident calls for a stop to the ‘Bayview squawk’

Vic West man is tired of hearing the constant ‘squawk’ of a bird deterring device outside his home

 

Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale photo)

Three types of rare gulls spotted in Esquimalt Lagoon this summer

‘The thing about gulls this time of year is they’re all about the food’

 

Two small dogs chase a heron from the water in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)

Study finds no ‘harmonious solution’ to Saanich off-leash dog restrictions

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association present findings to council Sept. 28

Two small dogs chase a heron from the water in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)
Tyson Hockley, 12, of Victoria records all kinds of videos for his YouTube channel, but a video of a barred owl encounter earned him more than 7,000 views. (Courtesy of Tyson Hockley)

VIDEO: Victoria boy’s owl encounter draws thousands of YouTube views

12-year-old beats pandemic boredom with YouTube channel

Tyson Hockley, 12, of Victoria records all kinds of videos for his YouTube channel, but a video of a barred owl encounter earned him more than 7,000 views. (Courtesy of Tyson Hockley)
The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: B.C. community rallies to save snared eagle

Revelstoke climber scales tree to save the raptor

The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)

Human behaviour likely to deter birds from Esquimalt Lagoon, survey suggests

More Great Blue Herons spotted, fewer mallard ducks seen

A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)
An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)

Metchosin bird card project finds its wings

On display at Metchosin ArtPod from July 10 to 12

Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)
Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation

Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation

A fellow society member will give a presentation at the AGM of her time bird banding in Greece

Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation
Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.
Barn owls are regular visitors at community parks throughout Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)

PHOTOS: Winter Wildlife

A local photographer pictures bird populations over the winter

Barn owls are regular visitors at community parks throughout Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)
A flock of Lesser Goldfinch birds were seen in Oak Bay this week. (File contributed/ Geoffery Newell)

Rare flock of birds spotted in Oak Bay

Lesser Goldfinch birds were seen munching on local greenery

A flock of Lesser Goldfinch birds were seen in Oak Bay this week. (File contributed/ Geoffery Newell)
Canadian geese mill about at Edward Milne Community School field. (Bruce Hogarth)

Sooke School District has a goose poop problem

Birds leave excrement everywhere on fields

Canadian geese mill about at Edward Milne Community School field. (Bruce Hogarth)
Participants on last year’s Birdwalk. The group hope to see resident and migratory birds during this year’s event March 10. (Friends of Shoal Harbour photo)

The Friends of Shoal Harbour host fifth annual Birdwalk and Tea

Annual event takes place March 10 in Sidney

Participants on last year’s Birdwalk. The group hope to see resident and migratory birds during this year’s event March 10. (Friends of Shoal Harbour photo)
The brown booby, a tropical seabird not native to the Pacific Northwest, was found shivering and immobile at Ogden Point Jan. 29. Wild Arc photo

Brown Booby seabird a rare sight in Victoria

Wild ARC says creature likely blown off course as a result of recent storms

The brown booby, a tropical seabird not native to the Pacific Northwest, was found shivering and immobile at Ogden Point Jan. 29. Wild Arc photo