HERE COME THE SHOREBIRDS
Workshop and Field Trip with Roger Leblanc
Saturday August 26, 2017

Even though we’re smack in the middle of a beautiful summer, autumn bird migration has already started. No, not so much those confusing autumn warblers or hard to differentiate flycatchers yet, but shorebirds, which can also be a challenge to identify.

Well once again Nature Moncton is coming to the rescue. On Saturday August 26th we will be offering a practical workshop on shorebirds followed by a field trip.  Our own Roger Leblanc will lead this workshop/outing and will share with us the tricks of the trade that he has honed over several decades for putting names on most of these shorebirds of autumn.  So if you have been hoping to find something to do bird-wise to bridge the extravaganza of spring birding and the allure of autumn rarities, this is your chance. Don’t miss it!! 

Saturday August 26th
Workshop from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Sobeys Community Room, 1160 Findlay Dr, Riverview
Field trip to Riverview Marsh (and/or possibly Petit-Cap) will follow and will likely go into the afternoon, so bring a sandwich and some snacks.
Registration with Louise Nichols at nicholsl@eastlink.ca, or phone Louise at 939-5054.
Cost of workshop is $8 payable at the door. All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.

** Bring binoculars (and a scope if you have one) and bring footwear that will enable you to walk on a beach in case we head that way.

NM Monthly Presentation.

November 21st, 2017 at 7pm
Location: Mapleton Park Lodge, off Cabela Dr.
Living on the Edge: The Life of the Turkey Vulture.
A presentation by Jim Wilson 

Much maligned and misunderstood, vultures usually get a bad rap from almost everyone. But that’s because we don’t understand them and we judge them by their appearance and by what and how they eat. In reality, they’re very interesting birds, passive and highly intelligent and possessing some ingenious strategies to deal with the uncertainty of not knowing when or where their next meal is coming from. This presentation will almost certainly change your opinion. Given by Jim Wilson, one of NB’s most knowledgeable birders and a great speaker, this talk is sure to be outstanding. But add to that the fact that Jim has played a leading role in discovering this species’ first proven nesting site in the province and also that Turkey Vultuzres started to be seen here more regularly about two decades ago very close to his home, and we should be in for a very entertaining evening with Jim and the vultures.

NM Monthly Presentation.

October 17, 2017 at 7pm
Location: Mapleton Park Lodge, off Cabela Dr.
Presenter: Wayne Harrigan.
Topic: The Greater Moncton Walking Group

The Greater Moncton Walking Group has been around since October 2005.  It started because walking in the fresh air is healthy and pleasant and the bonus is the added fun of walking regularly with others. Usually the walks last about 60 minutes, but that's flexible.
Who participates? Everyone is welcome. Participants walk at their own rate and at their own risk.
For this presentation, Wayne Harrigan will talk about the various trails in Moncton used by the walking group when they take their walks every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 am.  Be sure to attend if you want to learn more about this group and more about walking opportunites in the Greater Moncton area. 

**If you want to know where the group is walking at any time, just phone Wayne Harrigan at 386-2187 or e-mail  wbharrig@nb.sympatico.ca

Nature Moncton September meeting.
September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (across from Cabela’s)
The Life and Times of the Black Bear in New Brunswick

Presenter: Kevin Craig 

We are blessed in New Brunswick to still have so many wild areas where mammals can share space with us.

The Black Bear is one species that is doing well. We are happy to have Kevin Craig, the top black bear biologist in New Brunswick, agree to give a presentation on this mammal to help us better understand what its behaviour may indicate and just what we can expect the Black Bear to be doing during the four seasons of the year.
Kevin is manager of the Big-game, Furbearers, and Fisheries Section of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, Department of Energy and Resource for New Brunswick and his special interest in the Black Bear over many years ensures that he will provide a wealth of information we all should know about this animal we share our space with.

A don’t miss presentation!.

BIRDING TAYLOR RD, SALISBURY
Field Trip with David Miller
Monday August 28th, 2017

Taylor Rd, near the Irving Big Stop in Salisbury, is becoming a popular spot for birders and no one knows the spot better than David Miller.  In the last couple of weeks, David has observed over 60 species of birds along this road, including 18 species of warbler, 5 Flycatcher species, 5 sparrow species, and more.  Special recent sightings include Cape May and Blue-winged Warblers, Philadelphia Vireo and Black-backed Woodpeckers. 

Join David and Nature Moncton for a birding field trip of Taylor Rd on the morning of August 28th.
Meeting Time: 7:00 AM
Place: Irving Big Stop in Salisbury (look for David’s white Jeep)
Bring snacks and water.
No fee for field trip.  All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.

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