Yearly Archives: 2010

Wildlife Watching at Stanley Park

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This is a great time of year to catch a glimpse of our migratory visitors. We’ve just had a message that a large flock (numbering around 4,000) of surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) have taken up residence around Second and Third Beach and can be seen diving for food over the mussel beds. The Stanley Park Read More

Fall Visitors

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As an autumnal chill sets in, so life at Wildlife Rescue enters a new phase. The summer orphaned birds have grown and gone to be replaced by migratory birds on their way to warmer climates. For rehab staff that have spent much of the summer dealing with local species such as American robins, rock pigeons Read More

Wildlife Podcast

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The Wildlife Rescue Association is in a beautiful spot right alongside Burnaby Lake. It’s a great place for bird spotting and wildlife watching and if you’re a regular visitor to the lake you should check out Metro Vancouver Podwalks. The free audio guides on bird and plant identification around the lake are available to download Read More

Why WRA Staff Wear Burqas

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During my first week at the WRA I was given a tour of the Care Centre facilities. One of the first sights I saw as I walked past reception was someone wearing what looked very much like a burqa or hijab – the head coverings worn by some Muslim women. Turns out rehab staff wear Read More

Footwear Fundraiser

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On my first day here, I went out to Burnaby Lake to take a picture of my boots on the Burnaby Lake trail. It was around 34°C in the office so it was a relief to get out and breathe in some fresh 33° C air. But I wasn’t slacking; I was taking a moment Read More

Welcome to Wild Things

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I’ve just started work at Wildlife Rescue and I’ve launched Wild Things to keep supporters updated on the amazing, offbeat and uplifting aspects of life here at Burnaby Lake. I’ll also be looking at wildlife issues in BC and covering all other animal issues that may be of interest.

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