The Canadian Wildlife Service, with LGL Limited (a local environmental consulting company), is conducting a data and evidence collection project investigating impacts from at-large dogs on birds in the migratory bird sanctuaries in the Greater Victoria area. There are three Migratory Bird Sanctuaries (MBSs) in the Greater Victoria area: Victoria Harbour, Shoal Harbour, and Esquimalt Lagoon. The purpose of this project is to collect further information on the biological risks associated with at large dogs on migratory birds within these migratory bird sanctuaries. The results of this project are expected to help raise knowledge and awareness of the issue, enable prioritization of compliance promotion activities in the MBSs that are part of the study and improve outcomes for migratory birds and species at riskAs part of this data and evidence collection aspects of this study, a survey has been created to assist in compiling observations from active users of these MBSs. It would be greatly appreciated if you would complete the survey. We request that one survey be completed per study area that you are familiar with (there are multiple study areas per MBS, defined in the survey). Each survey takes only a couple minutes to complete. Please complete the survey(s) by November 10, 2020.
The full survey link is:
Thank you very much for your time and assistance with this project. If you have any questions or comments, or wish to discuss this project further, please feel free to contact me. Kind regards,
Nathan Hentze, M.Sc. Wildlife Biologist
LGL Limited environmental research associates (under contract to Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment and Climate Change Canada)
9768 Second Street, Sidney, BC Canada V8L 3Y8
Cell: 250-882-4581 – Fax: 250.655.4761