Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Chum on Byrne Creek

Great to see a Barred Owl and a Pileated Woodpecker on our patrol for spawning salmon on Byrne Creek in SE #Burnaby.

It was also fun showing a new volunteer where and how we patrol for spawning salmon. We assessed one female chum that was fully spawned, and saw a couple of live chum.

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The female chum was completely spawned out with almost no eggs left. That’s wonderful to see!

NOTE: It’s illegal to interfere with spawning salmon. Streamkeepers have training and permission to monitor returning salmon, and assess them for species, sex, size, and spawning status after they die.