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FIELD TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS

Our mountain weather can be unpredictable. Even on a hot sunny day the weather conditions can change quickly. Please be 'wings weather wise' when attending field trips. We also recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes. Bring water, snacks or lunch. A camera and binoculars can enhance your experience!

             

Friday Events

Introduction to Waterfowl Watching

Time: 7:00AM to 10:00AM
Location: , Invermere/Radium Hot Springs areas, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Shelagh Wrazej

Join Shelagh Wrazej, a biologist with Parks Canada to travel to various wetlands to look for waterfowl and key points on identification, breeding behaviour etc.Level: easy

Wilmer Wetland Experience

Time: 7:30AM to 10:30AM
Location: , Invermere/Wilmer, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Sherry Dewey , John Pitcher

Join local enthusiasts Sherry Dewey and John Pitcher for a walk to the Wilmer Wildlife Area, in the ecologically rich Columbia River Wetlands. The trail makes its way down to the...

Birding for Dummies

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cathy Parkes

Can't tell an Owl from an Albatross? Do you feel intimidated by experienced birders? We will get familiarized with the tools of the trade and help learn to identify the birds...

'All day' Exploration Blitz: North

Time: 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: , Columbia Valley area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

“All Day?” Well, most of the day at least. Join Randy on a fast paced trip following the Columbia River valley from Invermere north to the Brisco wetlands and Spillimacheen area....

The Birds of Wasa Lake & Bummers Flats AM

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Wasa area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dean Nicholson

The Wasa Lake and Bummers Flats area is one of the best birding sites near Cranbrook. We will look for a variety of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and gulls, as well as...

Invermere to Radium BBQ Lunch on the River Paddle

Time: 9:30AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Columbia River, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Kayak and Canoe

On this 3 to 5 hour flat-water paddle from Invermere to Radium Hot Springs (17 km) you will spend a leisurely morning on the Columbia River exploring the local waterways. The...

Lake Enid: Finding a Balance

Time: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Lake Enid area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Phil Burke , Baiba Morrow

With its spectacular mountain backdrop, Lake Enid has long been a favourite recreation site for locals and visitors alike. Consequently, heavy motorized use has damaged the sensitive grasslands and bogs.  Join...

Plate Tectonics & the Columbia River Wetlands

Time: 10:00AM to 1:30PM
Location: , Spillimacheen, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ron Grams , Karen Reid

A scenic hike through a historic wetlands property near Spillimacheen. We’ll discuss the geo-tectonic origin of the Columbia River Valley, some pioneering trivia and investigate various components of the wetlands ecosystem.Level:...

Beaver, Nutrients and Changing Water Levels in Western Marshes and Shallow Lakes-Lunch Presentation

Time: 12:00PM to 1:45PM
Location: , Copper Point Resort, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Suzanne Bayley

Dr. Bayley will describe the interactions of changing water levels, changing nutrient supply and beavers on the Columbia wetlands and open water wetlands in western Canada. Climate warming is reducing the...

The Birds of Wasa Lake & Bummers Flats. PM

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Wasa area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dean Nicholson

The Wasa Lake and Bummers Flats area is one of the best birding sites near Cranbrook. We will look for a variety of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and gulls, as well as...

The Role of Water in Shaping the Fairmont Economy

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bill Thompson

The early settlers to the Fairmont area had visions of prosperous fruit farms. When those visions turned out to be unrealistic tourism gradually became the economic mainstay. Water played a significant...

Creatures of the Stream Bottom-A day at Mussel Beach?

Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Rick Nordin

This field demonstration is an introduction to some of the organisms that live in and on the mud at the outlet of Lake Windermere. This will be a streamside exploration and...

The Rapture of Raptors

Time: 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): David Bird , Cam Gillies

Join Dr. David Bird and local birder, Cam Gillies on a birding trip aimed at finding the various kinds of birds of prey in the Columbia River Valley. Dr. Bird has...

Double Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 9:15PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Carol Patterson , Jim Lawrence

A Travel Writer With a Birding Habit – Carol PattersonJoin travel writer Carol Patterson as you see Antarctica, Peru, Nebraska, and Alberta through a writer's eyes. She will talk about the...