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    Your turn: Birding Vancouver Island

    Imagine an island in the Pacific with lush rainforests, rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, famous hiking trails, and close to 400 species of birds. Did you think of Canada?

    That’s what Ann Nightingale asks us in the March 2014 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel. Ann’s article, “Birding on Southern Vancouver Island”, is an invaluable resource to birders visiting the capital of British Columbia (Victoria) and the island on which it sits. You’ll find excellent advice on where to go for target birds (like Surfbird, “Sooty” Fox Sparrow, and the highly-desired Sky Lark), and the expertly-crafted and detailed maps by Cindy Lippincott will ensure you get there without a hitch. It’s worth noting that Ann is the author of Nature Guide to the Victoria Region, which offers even more local advice to naturalists.

    Do you have a favorite birding location on southern Vancouver Island that Ann didn’t mention? An experience you want to tell us about? A comment or question about her article? Please offer them in the comment section, below!

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    Michael Retter
    Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his partner, Matt, in West Lafayette, Indiana. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email listserv for LGBT birders.
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