—Media Release—March 14, 2012—Victoria, BC
Do you remember Western Bluebirds?
Members of the Victoria Natural History Society do. At their Annual General Meeting last night, they presented the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) with a $10,000 cheque to help bring these birds back to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
These native songbirds once thrived in our local Garry Oak ecosystems but have gradually disappeared, and are now considered extirpated (locally extinct). Western Bluebirds are one of more than 100 species at risk in Garry Oak and associated ecosystems. READ MORE →