Photo by Dave Menke courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife
My August Just for the Birds column in The Flying Shingle is about Western bluebirds and the efforts of The Nature Conservancy of Canada and The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team to reestablish them on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Read all about it here: http://www.flyingshingle.com/cgi-bin/coranto/viewnews.cgi?id=20120903032698430317
If you should see this rare beauty, please record the location and, if possible, note the colours on its leg band. Then email GOERT at email@example.com or call 250-383-3427 to report the sighting.