The Stoney Creek Environment Committee began keeping official bird records in August of 1996. That important work continues to this day with data recorded on bird species, sex, age, nesting sites and behaviour.
In 2014 our weekend birding group identified 36 bird species, and had 18 people participate in monthly counts along Burnaby’s beautiful Stoney Creek. This uninterrupted green space with its offering of food, water and shelter is what draws a variety of birds to this area. Keep those three things in mind (food, water and shelter) if you would like to make your yard, or apartment complex, a bird haven. It is not only fun but doable! But back to our main theme here … take a look at the variety of species we recorded in 2014:
Banned Tailed Pigeon
Black-capped Chickadee (had front row seats to flying lessons with mamma chickadee)
Black-headed Grosbeak (male & female nesting)
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Great Blue Heron
Mallard Duck (male & female having a swim on flooded baseball field)
Pileated Woodpecker (having a stand off with a squirrel)
Western Tananger (female feeding on grapes)
We also enjoyed the various antics of the following mammals that make this park their home:
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