Great Blue Heron Sightings Wanted

Great Blue Heron sightings are being sought in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (e.g., Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish, D’Arcy and surrounding areas). This is the third season heron sightings are being requested. Reporting heron sightings (i.e., number, specific location, time, direction flying, age) is important and very much appreciated, providing us with a better understanding of their population … Continue reading Great Blue Heron Sightings Wanted

A Siege of Herons: Connie Sobchak ponders the similarities between a heronry and a shopping mall

On the way to the Tsawwassen Ferry, as I inspect the trees at the base of the hill, I feel transported to a world where pterodactyls still fly in the skies: a colony of great blue herons live there. It’s hard to look at a heron without thinking of ancient times: their gangly legs, their … Continue reading A Siege of Herons: Connie Sobchak ponders the similarities between a heronry and a shopping mall

Birdwatchers WANTED: Have you seen a Great Blue Heron?

Greg Ferguson, in collaboration with Pemberton Wildlife Association, is conducting a survey on Great Blue Heron populations in Pemberton and the surrounding areas. If you have seen, heard or found herons foraging or flying, groups of herons in trees, heron eggs or young, or heron, bald eagle or osprey nests, in your wanderings, please share … Continue reading Birdwatchers WANTED: Have you seen a Great Blue Heron?

Wildlife watchers wanted: share your sightings of local wild creatures

The Pemberton Wildlife Association, with support from Stewardship Pemberton Society, is seeking sightings of and volunteer help to survey the following species and habitats. They are also looking for landowners interested in projects that benefit wildlife and habitat. Contact Greg Ferguson at wildlife@pembertonwildlifeassociation.com with sightings or if you’re interested in helping out on any of … Continue reading Wildlife watchers wanted: share your sightings of local wild creatures

BATS! New wildlife project invites your bat-sightings

Greg Ferguson, who’s name you might recognize as the Blue Heron Project guy, has partnered up with the Pemberton Wildlife Association to coordinate several wildlife projects in our area this year. The new bat project is the first time anyone has looked at the local bat population. He’s super interested to hear your sightings, particularly … Continue reading BATS! New wildlife project invites your bat-sightings

The Official Bird Tally: results of the 2017 Pemberton Christmas Bird Count are in and the numbers are the lowest on record

Thanks to Karl Ricker and the bird counters, for their ongoing observations of our habitat. Lots of commentators that 2017 was a lamentable year on many fronts. Seems the birds agreed. Here’s to a more robust and thriving 2018. Pemberton Christmas Bird Count Highlights (2001 – 2017) by Karl Ricker Introduction: Year 2017 was plagued … Continue reading The Official Bird Tally: results of the 2017 Pemberton Christmas Bird Count are in and the numbers are the lowest on record

Can you call your sorrows “a bounty of sadness” and feel richer for them, instead of burdened? Connie Sobchak explores the power of words and lark song

While sitting in a ditch off Highway 99 just outside of Lillooet I got to musing on the qualities of the meadow lark song. I was in the ditch because we had an hour or two to wait before the road reopened and we had decided to use the wait time to take some photos. … Continue reading Can you call your sorrows “a bounty of sadness” and feel richer for them, instead of burdened? Connie Sobchak explores the power of words and lark song