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Cortes Island’s Spring 2022 Bird Count

A total of 92 species are listed in Cortes Island’s Spring 2022 Bird count. More than 20 birders participated, including local naturalist George Sirk who started the day off as a guide on board the Misty Isles. This year’s count was expanded to include Mitlenatch island, where Sirk served as a naturalist in 1969 and 71.

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Bird enthusiasts get ready for the 2021 Christmas Bird Count

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Cortes on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, and will once again be an individual or family activity due to pandemic-related precautions.

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 January 29: Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island AGM

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society will hold its AGM on January 29th, 2022. 

It has been close to 12 years since Sabina Leader Mense and Christine Robinson launched the initiative to purchase 600 acres from Island Timberlands forest holdings. 

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Cortes Island 2021 Birdathon

Local naturalist George Sirk just completed the Cortes Island 2021 Birdathon. 

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Nature Is Good For You

Feeling stressed, worried or just fed up with the gloomy news? It may feel intuitive, but being in nature is good for you. FOCI, Folk U, and CKTZ have joined forces to create our very own ‘Nature is Good for You’ series to inspire you to get out, connect with nature and refresh mind, body and soul! This series will air live on the Friday Folk U Talk Show from 1 to 3 p.m. at CKTZ 89.5 FM and cortesradio.ca in May and will also be available as podcasts at cortescurrents.ca and friendsofcortes.org.

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