Enjoy the bird sanctuary with the Friends of SHOAL Harbour

Calling all nature-lovers, bird watchers and Saanich Peninsula residents.

SIDNEY — Calling all nature-lovers, bird watchers and Saanich Peninsula residents — come and enjoy a guided walk, some bird-watching and refreshments and find out more about  FOSH — the Friends of Shoal Harbour group — and their new partnership with Nature Canada.

Join FOSH members and supporters on Sunday, March 1 for a guided bird-watching tour along the Scoter Trail in Patricia Bay, followed by afternoon tea at St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich Road).

For the bird-watching tour, meet at 2 p.m. at Patricia Bay Park (West Saanich road just north of the Victoria Airport’s seaplane ramp), rain or shine.

The afternoon tea runs from 3:15 to 5 p.m. At the tea there will be presentations, a slide show, a brief history of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary and its surroundings and an outline of FOSH’s ambitions and activities, including the partnership with Nature Canada to promote the Naturehood concept.

FOSH wants to build a community of members and supporters and after the presentations there will be a chance for participants to offer their comments and suggestions.

Everybody is welcome.

The Friends of Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary support the continued protection and enjoyment of the 1931 Migratory Bird Sanctuary that occupies Tsehum Harbour and Roberts Bay, and the protection and enjoyment of the naturehood of the Saanich Peninsula (see the FOSH website shoalharbour.wordpress.com).

For more information and to register for the event, contact Sue Staniforth at sstan@shaw.ca or 250-655-6300.

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