Bird feeders have been placed at some of the intersections between the ski and snowshoe trails, and at the entrance to the Park. These are attracting some feathered clients (and squirrels) for easy viewing.
A display showing the common year-round resident birds is located on a table in the Lodge along with some bird books to aid identification, and a log book is available to list observations. There is a map showing the main feeder locations. Thanks to Henry Mann for preparing thIs display and map.
We need some additional feeders, so if you have unused or forgotten bird feeders in your basement or garage please donate by bringing to the lodge – or you can personally hang them on your favourite spot on the trails and look after them. Just remember to locate them off-trails so they don’t interfere with other activities.
Please feel free to bring bird seed of any kind and top up the feeders, or leave at Lodge. Some birds eat apples and berries and nuts and would no doubt appreciate a supplement to their natural diet. You will not harm the resident birds by giving them a bit of extra food (they do prefer natural food) and you may help them through to summer season.
You can also record your bird observations on ebird.com<http://ebird.com>, a worldwide public bird recording site. PSNP is a “Hot Spot” on ebird. Registration on ebird is simple, and then you can find and click on the ebird Google map location for PSNP Hot Spot, and record your birds and some related information (date, time, etc.).
(forwarded by Lois Bateman)