Posted by: PMGDD | November 18, 2020

Nature Miramichi – December Meeting

Hi All,

An early notice regarding our Tuesday December 1 meeting at the Sr. Citizens’ Hall, 26 Sutton Rd. 6:30 pm. Other years we have enjoyed a Christmas pot-luck supper but alas not this year. We usually have a program of mini-presentations by members and we can do that this year. Perhaps it is can be a little like a “show and tell”.

We are having a fairly short presentation from Alberta via Zoom from club member Sonya Hinds who is there to spend the winter with her Dad. Peter King is going to share some of his photos from his trip last year to the very geologically interesting country of Iceland. We will still have perhaps half an hour or so for any other member presentations, even if only 5 minutes if you like. Perhaps you have an item you found while “out in nature” that you would like to share, perhaps an experience, perhaps some photos, perhaps a sighting. We will “play it by ear” and keep it very informal of course. I am sending out this early notice so that you have some time to think about what you might like to contribute.

We will of course be following provincial pandemic guidelines.

Please find attached the most recent bird list for Miramichi Marsh which was brought up to date just the other day. This list has been compiled by Dave M. over the years, since 2007, when the marsh took the form that we are familiar with today thanks to Ducks Unlimited Canada. The list stands at 154 species. The reason for the latest update is that just last Wednesday two new species were added by first time visitors to the marsh, Snow Bunting and Ring-necked Pheasant! The two birders are recent arrivals to Miramichi, Kiirsti Owen and Colin MacFarlane. Colin just started working at DFO in South Esk, and Kiirsti is a PhD student at UNB & Acadia studying wetlands and waterfowl of Atlantic Canada. They have expressed an interest in participating in the Christmas Bird Counts in the area. On behalf of the club I would like to welcome them to Miramichi and they are now members of our email list.

Nature Miramichi

Bird Checklist for Miramichi Marsh updated Nov. 15 2020 2.pdf

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