Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council takes part in Global Big Day!

by Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council.

On Saturday, May 5,  2018, join us for a day of birding at 3 locations!  We’ll be at Eagle Point Provincial Park, Blue Rapids Recreation Area and at the north end of Buck Lake getting fresh air and enjoying our local wild areas! Families welcome!

We are partnering with the Alder Flats Fish & Game Association to identify and count birds in conjunction with over 20,000 participants in countries across the globe as part of Global Big Day (eBird)!

This 5 May 2018, can we we surpass last year’s results, of 6635 bird species, and set a new record for one day of birding?  Let’s get involved together to contribute bird counts from our local area! Check out https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-5-may-2018

Feel free to join us at any/all of the locations. 

May 5 Schedule (see attached map for locations):

1:30 to 2:00 pm  – A:  Pick up your registration package and bird checklist at Willey West Campground

2:00 to 3:00 pm – A:  Willey West Campground in Eagle Point  Provincial Park

3:30 to 5:00 pm – B:  Blue Rapids Recreation Area Wetlands

5:30 to 7:30 pm  – C:  Buck Lake (at the Alder Flats Fish & Wildlife Group Campground)

Alder Flats Fish & Game Association will be hosting an evening wiener roast at the Group Campsite on Buck Lake’s north shore to welcome all bird enthusiasts! If you haven’t visited the group site, this is a good opportunity to check it out.

For more information and to volunteer your bird identification skills, please contact Kathy at 780-542-1932 or email outreach@epbrparkscouncil.org

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks where Adventure Awaits!

Map for Bird Watching Sites: