Nature Guides B.C.
Welcome to Nature Guides BC
Nature Guides BC is a small publishing and writing company based in British
Columbia, Canada. We have books on Boundary Bay and the Fraser River
Estuary, (near Vancouver) and on the Okanagan. Our goal is to encourage
interest in nature and conservation, especially in areas undergoing rapid
Winter in the Fraser Estuary
As spring approaches the first tree swallows are beginning to head back to the
delta. Wintering birds are still here however, including Rough-legged Hawks,
falcons, and owls. Waterfowl flocks are now mostly in the flooded farm fields,
including Trumpeter Swans, Northern Pintail and American Wigeon. Snow
Geese numbers will build again through March as flocks return from the Skagit
on their way north. For Boundary Bay dyke access parking is available at 104th
Street Heritage Air Park, 64th St and 72 St dyke entrances, or go to Boundary
Bay Regional Park in South Delta. Reifel Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island is
open daily 9 to 4 pm. Note that the new South Fraser Perimeter Road is now
open (named Highway 17; the old Highway 17 is now Highway 17A) so driving
routes have changed.
For field trips in the area, check out Delta Naturalists' Society, Nature
Vancouver and BC Nature for more info, or better still, buy one of our popular
guide books (see below).
Exploring Boundary Bay and the Fraser Delta? Find out where
and when to go in A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay obtainable at local
bookstores or from this website. Brochures available from Birds on the Bay
Contact Nature Guides BC for more information on observing nature in B.C.
Many organizations and ecotourism operators run trips to see local wildlife.
Snowy Owls are only present in winter, some years. For more info, check out
the Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies Report
|Nature Books by Design
Nature Guides BC is interested in nature
book manuscripts for publication
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|© Copyright 2014 Nature Guides B.C.
All rights reserved.
Tracing Our Past ~ A Heritage Guide
to Boundary Bay
by Anne Murray, photographs by David Blevins
An ecological history of the land south of the
Fraser River more info>>
A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay by
Anne Murray, photographs by David Blevins
The essential guide to birding and exploring
nature south of the Fraser River more info>>
|David Blevins' latest book, with
Michael P. Schafale, is
Wild North Carolina
Discovering the Wonders of Our
State's Natural Communities
Cultivating the Wild: Gardening with
Native Plants of BC's Southern Interior
and eastern Washington by Eva Durance
more info>> or order online
|Nature Guides BC
Georgia Basin Habitat Atlas: Boundary Bay
Friends of Semiahmoo Society and Community Mapping
Network, ed. Anne Murray. More info or to buy now >>
Prefer to buy at a store? Check for retailers here
Want More info?
Read reviews and check out David Blevins photographs
BOOKS ABOUT OUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT
Snowy Owl, Boundary Bay, BC
|Information for Birders
Annotated bird checklist for
the Boundary Bay area
Best Birding Spots in
Vancouver as described by
Nature Vancouver with maps
Black Bear, Manning Park, BC
|Popular guides to nature in the Fraser River delta &
Boundary Bay, B.C.
Anne Murray writes regular monthly columns in the Georgia Straight online
newspaper, the South Delta Leader, Surrey North Delta Leader, and Peace