Victoria Bird Week 2023

Saturday, May 13th to Friday, May 19th

Rocky Point Bird Observatory (RPBO) is celebrating our 3rd annual Victoria Bird Week this spring with lots of educational and engaging activities online and throughout the community!

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Bird Monitoring and Banding Workshop

The in-person field component of the 2023 banding workshop is sold out. Thank you to everyone who registered!

We still have lots of spots open for the online component of this workshop on April 1st and 2nd, which covers an introduction to bird banding including the basics of aging and sexing, as well as more advanced aging and cycle-based aging techniques.

This weekend of online lectures is an accessible learning opportunity for students or internship candidates and counts as a pre-requisite for the field component of the workshop. Special guest Alison Moran will be speaking about hummingbirds, and lectures will be directed by Dr. Eric Demers, NABC certified Trainer and Master Bander.

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Bird banding


The recipe for hummingbird nectar is on your hand (1:4 for the thumb and fingers). Just boil 1 cup of white table sugar (sucrose) with 4 cups of water for 2 minutes, and then fill your feeder when it has cooled.

It is important to change the nectar regularly. The timing for cleaning your feeder and refreshing nectar changes depending on the time of year.

Nectar Refresh Schedule



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