Get out your inner ornithologist for next week's conservancy talk

Sue Ellen Fast will be speaking about the hawks, herons and hummingbirds of Bowen Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at BICS.

Have you ever been on the ferry as it glides past a great blue heron in the Cove, the long neck and spindly legs catching your eye, while its eye remains trained on the water, watching for fish?

Or have you noticed that winter birds include hummingbirds these days, along with dramatic flocks of sea ducks?

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Want to know more about these Bowen ornithological staples?

Stepping out from under her politician hat, sliding into her conservation and learning consultant hat, Sue Ellen Fast will be speaking about “Herons, Hummingbirds and Hawks of Bowen Island” on Feb. 9.

Part of the Bowen Island Conservancy speaker series, at this by-donation event you can find out about Bowen’s special bird life, with the help of the Bowen Nature Club’s checklist, slides, and a few bones and feathers. Catch the latest about our nesting colony of great blue herons, still producing chicks after twenty years ­– a conservation success story worthy of such a beautiful part of the world.

We’d also like to hear your observations about how bird life on Bowen has changed and you can take a checklist away to use on the trails.

The talk is in the multipurpose room at BICS at 1 p.m. Feb. 9.

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