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
urbanisation. Go to the Annex tab for checklists to plants and animals of the
Anne Murray is now writing a monthly column in the Delta Optimist newspaper.
Birding the Fraser Estuary
The Snow Geese have returned from Wrangel Island, Russia, and will spend
the winter in the Fraser and Skagit estuaries. They can be seen now in large
flocks around Roberts Bank and Westham Island. Waterfowl numbers are
building in Boundary Bay with good views obtainable at high tide from the dyke
around 104th Street, Delta. Migrant shorebirds continue to pass through the
estuary and a variety of gulls can be found along the shoreline. Wintering
sparrows including White-crowned, Golden-crowned and Fox Sparrow can be
found in blackberry tangles and hedgerows.
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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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 Delta Optimist, the South Delta Leader online, Surrey North
Delta Leader, and Peace Arch News.