Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

This Week in History - Bird and mammal specimens provide insight into the past

The Royal B.C. Museum has been collecting bird and mammal specimens for scientific research since the 1800’s. The carefully preserved animals, and accompanying data, provide a tangible glimpse into the past and how animals have been affected over time. Season 12, Episode 8 (Dec 2023) Credit: RBCM and CHEK-TV (2023)

RBCM@Outside: Special Bird Service Edition

This episode of RBCM@ Outside we’re turning the mic and camera over to our friends at Special Bird Service. Join us for a virtual nature ramble. Special Bird Service members will lead us through a greater Victoria natural area. We’ll definitely have our eyes on the birds, but what else will we discover? Credit: RBCM

This Week in History: 130th Anniversary

In 2016, the Royal BC Museum celebrated its 130th anniversary. Join CHEK News reporter Veronica Cooper explore one of the earliest specimens from the ornithology collection—a Pigeon Guillemot collected in 1889. (Season 5, Episode 8) Credit: RBCM and CHEK

RBCM@Home: Citizen Science

Learn how you can become a citizen scientist by using eBird or iNaturalist. Watch John Reynolds, a professor at Simon Fraser University and chair of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), explain how citizen science can inform science research and conservation. Credit: RBCM

RBCM@Home: Let’s Get Ducky

Join Royal BC Museum educator Liz Crocker and curator of vertebrate zoology Dr. Gavin Hanke on a bird walk at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Learn about the joy of birding in the winter and about the differences between dabbling and diving ducks! Credit: RBCM