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January Bird Walk with Jason Straka

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Winter is a wonderful time to learn about the birds of Cumberland. On January 8th we’ll celebrate the new year with a guided walk through the wetlands and forests at the edge of the Village and get to know the birds who make Cumberland their winter home. Your guide is CCFS Director Jason Straka.


Jason is an ecologist with the BC Conservation Data Centre. He has also been a BC park ranger living and working out of K’ómoks Territory, and lived and worked on Treaty 8 Territory as an instructor at Aurora College, and Ecologist at Wood Buffalo National Park. Before getting to know a string of places starting with “Fort,” he was a grad student in the Starzomski lab at UVic, working on plant-pollinator interactions in alpine BC.


Jason has been an avid naturalist since endochondral ossification, and was keenly keying carabids as a volunteer at Trent University by the age of 12. He now has tomentose mandibular bristles and deeply furrowed brows (mainly from the peer-review process). He and his partner live in Cumberland with a growing collection of bikes, orchids, and species rhodos.


Walk leaves at 10 am Sunday January 8th from the Coal Creek Historic Park lower parking lot. Registration is $10 minimum (additional donations to the CCFS are welcome, and tax deductible) – runs approx. 90 minutes. REGISTER HERE: https://form.jotform.com/Cumberland_Community/newyearbirdwalk

To learn more about the CCFS Winter Bird Project and Dec 21 – Jan 21 Winter Bird Bio Blitz visit https://www.cumberlandforest.com/winterbirds/


January 8
10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
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Cumberland Community Forest Society
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Coal Creek Historic Park (lower parking lot)
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