First annual Victoria Bird Week kicks off, includes free events

VICTORIA —
The Rocky Level Chook Observatory has launched the primary annual Victoria Chook Week.

The nine-day occasion has quite a lot of digital occasions and actions scheduled, with the final word purpose of getting extra individuals into birding.

“One of many implausible issues about birding as a passion is that you are able to do it anyplace and anytime,” mentioned Ann Nightingale with the Rocky Level Chook Observatory.

“Typically it is higher than others for positive, however you are able to do it by your self, you are able to do it with your loved ones, you are able to do it with the identical teams,” she mentioned.

Nightingale says there are well being advantages to birding as properly.

“The medical occupation has even discovered that being attentive to nature and to birds is sweet for individuals’s blood stress, it’s good for his or her temper,” she mentioned.

Birds additionally profit from the additional consideration, in accordance with Nightingale.

“It’s additionally good to grow to be conscious of the birds, they’re endangered, a number of them, they’re threatened when it comes to habitat loss and different issues people are doing,” mentioned Nightingale.

“When you get to know them, you’re extra possible to assist shield them,” she mentioned.

Nightingale says Victoria Chook Week is a option to rejoice the animals, and there is no flawed option to take part within the occasion.

“Folks take pleasure in birds in very many various methods. Some individuals by no means hassle to be taught the names of the birds and that’s OK. Some individuals similar to listening to them or watching them, watching their habits in their very own backyards,” she mentioned.

“Different individuals could be nuts about it, they will go chasing each uncommon chicken that comes into city and hope to get footage of it.”

She provides that birdwatching could be mixed with different pursuits, corresponding to images, art work or writing.

“There’s a number of issues that individuals do with birds and no matter it’s, in the event that they’re having fun with the corporate of birds, then that’s OK,” mentioned Nightingale.

All Victoria Chook Week occasions are free and could be discovered on-line right here. The occasions run till Sunday, Could 16.

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