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
Fraser Estuary.

Anne Murray is now writing a monthly column in the
Delta Optimist newspaper.

Birding the Fraser Estuary
Midwinter rains have flooded the agricultural land and filled the ditches. This is
a good time of year to observe flocks of ducks, geese and swans and to look for
raptors and owls. A juvenile Golden Eagle has been hanging out near
Boundary Bay (not to be confused with dark, immature Bald Eagles which are
very common in the area). Large roosts of Glaucous-winged Gulls on farm
fields may attract other rarer gull species.  Wintering sparrows including White-
crowned, Golden-crowned and Fox Sparrow can be found in blackberry tangles
and hedgerows. Further afield, Steller's sea lions can be found around the
Southern Gulf Islands, and a new baby orca was spotted off Pender Island.

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

Nature Guides BC for more information on observing nature in B.C.
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

Other stuff:
Nature Books by Design
Nature Guides BC is interested in nature   
book manuscripts for publication
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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
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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
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David Blevins' latest book, with
Michael P. Schafale, is
Wild North Carolina
Discovering the Wonders of Our
State's Natural Communities
David Blevins
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
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    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
    Places to stay near Boundary Bay
    Snowy Owl,  Boundary Bay,  BC
    Information for Birders

    Annotated bird checklist for
    the Boundary Bay area

    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 &
    Vancouver area

    Boundary Bay, B.C.

    NEW! Guide to Marine Life in BC:
    Explore the Rocky Shore at Stanley Park
    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.