Surrey, British Columbia

Nature Happenings

• Bald Eagles and Rough-legged Hawks begin arriving mid-month.
• Turkey Vultures, Ospreys and Violet-green and Barn Swallows depart.
• Snow Geese, Canvasback Ducks and Dunlins arrive.
• Little Brown Bat in hibernaculum for winter
• Clean out and repair nest boxes; put up roosting boxes.
• Fall storms push juncos to lower elevation feeding stations - put out millet.
• Anna's Hummingbirds increase at feeders through the western lowlands of Oregon, Washington and southern BC.
• Snow Geese arrive in Fraser Valley and Skagit Flats.
• The last Rufous Hummingbirds leave for the winter. Many Anna's Hummingbirds will overwinter.
• Evening Grosbeak flocks become common at oil sunflower seed feeders.
• Varied Thrush begin to be seen in yards more often.
• Some Clark's Nutcrackers move down in elevation and become more common around bird feeders.
• Waterfowl migration peaks.
• Orionids meteor shower is late-October.

 

* Oct 11th - Wild Wednesday Bird Walk - Campbell Valley Park Ravine Trail (meet at 8th Avenue Entrance in front of Nature House)  10 am to 12:30pm