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
Birding the Fraser Estuary
Early spring is an exciting time for nature in the Fraser Estuary. Migrants are
beginning to arrive, and this is the time to watch for the different species of
swallow, many of which nest around the delta. Winter sparrows and finches are
still common, but soon they will be joined by songbirds that have wintered
further south. Rufous Hummingbirds arrive with the flowering of the red currant
bushes, while resident Anna's Hummingbirds have been displaying on territory
for weeks already. Raptors, Snow Geese, Trumpeter Swans and gulls continue
to be commonly seen on farm fields in the delta. Pacific and Common Loons
gather as the herring runs occur in the Georgia Strait, along with mergansers,
sea ducks, and alcids. Further afield, Steller's sea lions can be found around
the Southern Gulf Islands, and another baby orca was spotted off the
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 not present at Boundary Bay this winter. 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.