Bird Walks 2024

Bird Walks 2024
By: Cathy Vaughan

Raptors, songbirds, waterfowl and many other migratory birds consider Williams Lake and its watershed their home sweet home. They can be spotted in the treed canopy in the Shaw Wilderness Park and tucked in the globally rare Jack Pine-Broom Crowberry community along the glacier-sculpted granite ridges on the Osprey Ridge Trail in the Backlands next to the Williams Lake watershed.

Governors Brook Trail
photo: Cathy Vaughan

Our third annual Bird Walk 2024 series continues to be a popular, educational family offering by Williams Lake Conservation Company in partnership with the Captain Spry Public Library. Newbie and seasoned bird watchers are coached by Fulton Lavender, our experienced bird identifier on what to listen and look for when developing bird watching skills. He also emphasizes how important the protection of the natural habitat is for the survival of the threatened bird populations in Nova Scotia.

Families, Newcomers, and other bird lovers from all over HRM attended the four Bird Walks. In each walk participants were treated to over 48 different bird species as well as an enjoyable stroll through two of Spryfield’s amazing parks – The Shaw Wilderness Park on Williams Lake and the Osprey Ridge Trail in the McIntosh Run Community of Trails in the Backlands.

Bird Walks 2024
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