- Expect large kettles of Turkey Vultures on this two-day trip.
Notice of this Two-Day Field Trip for Members was published back in April, but we’ve heard that a number of members may have missed or overlooked the opportunity to sign up for this exciting trip.
Leader Dave Aldcroft has offered to open an additional ten places. If you’d like to join the ten hawkwatchers already booked, reserve your place with Dave at the email address below – first come, first served.
Here’s the original notice:
East Sooke Hawkwatch
September 26 – 27
Day 1 will focus on the Hawkwatch in East Sooke Park. A total of 14 species of raptors can be seen during fall migration, including Broad-winged Hawk, which is on many people’s wish lists. No guarantees, but we’ll give it a shot. Turkey Vulture kettles of up to 1000 birds are a spectacle, and good numbers of Red-tails, Cooper’s and Sharpies are also common.
Day 2 will visit Victoria area hotspots and a search for Skylarks if required. The order of the days may be reversed to offer the best opportunity from the hawkwatch site.
Leader: Dave Aldcroft
Tel: 250 743 3487
How the Trips Work
BCFO two-day field trips are member-led, but participants make their own arrangements for accommodation, food, and travel.
Day 1: am birding; pm birding, evening get together (see below).
Day 2: am birding, pm optional birding.
Carpooling is encouraged, and for the 2 days’ birding will be arranged on the morning of Day 1.
Register in advance
Important: Register at least two weeks in advance. Email or phone the trip leader with names and numbers of participants. The leader will give specific details of when and where to meet.
If needed, additional leaders may be recruited to keep group sizes small.
Cost per two-day event
Members: $10.00 per person
Non-members: $40.00* incl. BCFO membership. BCFO general memberships are family memberships.
Priority booking will be given to members. Should the trip fill up, non-members will be placed on a waitlist.
The Social Side
At the end of Day 1, where possible, leaders will make arrangements for participants to meet for dinner at a nearby restaurant to recap the day, tally species seen, and confirm arrangements for Day 2.