They are Back!

theyre_back

Salmon photos by R. Snyder – Group by W. Snyder

Salmon and lots of them – on our October 22nd bird walk, our group of seven, was thrilled  to see the main stem of Stoney Creek alive with returning salmon.  Close to 1,000 spawners were counted in the first two weeks of the count which began on October 11th. By December 1st, 2016 –  2,405 chum and 113 coho had been recorded! Not bad for a stream that saw a 50 year absence of any salmon in its water.  To get involved in protecting this vital salmon habitat email info@scec.ca. Together we can make a difference.
Date:  Saturday, Oct. 22, 2015
Time:  10 am – 12 noon
Temperature:  10 degrees
Birders: 7
Species Seen:  17
Individual Birds Counted:  84
Location:  North Road Trail – Stoney Creek