The Creston Public Library presents A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching

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Last speaker series on bird watching Aug. 18th.

The last installment of the Creston Valley Public Library’s Great Outdoors speaker series is A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching set for August 18th at 7pm in the Library Meeting Room. Join CVWMA Naturalist Carla Ahern as she describes how to get a start in bird watching here in the Creston Valley.

Carla will cover equipment that will make your birding more successful, resources that will aid you in identifying your feathered prey, some basic bird identification techniques, and where are the key birding locations in the area.

Carla Ahern is the Director of Communications, Stewardship and Education at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. She has a background in environmental education and conservation and is an avid naturalist and nature lover.

“The CVWMA attracts over 35,000 visitors per year from around the world. As part of the ‘International Selkirk Loop’ and the ‘Top Ten Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies’ the CVWMA is a major destination and attraction for people traveling through southeastern BC. With an amazing diversity of wildlife, spectacular scenery, a bounty of recreational opportunities and a Wildlife Interpretation Centre offering educational programming and special events, the CVWMA is a truly unique and magical place to visit. The CVWMA was chosen as a 2009 Rand McNally Best of the Road Editor’s Pick and featured in the 2009 Rand McNally Road Atlas. Easy, 24/7 access to many kilometers of flat top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view a large diversity of wildlife. Year round trail access allows visitors to explore the Area by hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Self-guided walking trails, covered multi-level viewing towers and boardwalk trails provide the ideal means to explore the Area. “                       –

Learn how you can get out and get active in the Creston Valley! The Library’s Great Outdoors series has run once per month for the last several months, unfortunately this is the last topic in this well attended series. Plans are being made for another exciting year of presentations starting in September. For more information or to make programming suggestions please contact the library at 250-428-4141 or


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