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The number of folks deriving pleasure from watching birds in their yards is increasing exponentially, and with it, the desire to know more about these incredible creatures. For example, where do birds sleep at night?  How do they deal with extreme cold?  Peanuts or suet? However, it is also fair to say that some interactions with birds can pose challenges, for example, how can we stop birds from hitting windows or woodpeckers from damaging our home?

With at least three decades of experience in teaching ornithology, feeding and writing about backyard bird biology, Dr. David M. Bird will provide answers to some of these questions for new and aspiring backyard bird enthusiasts.

Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited for Vancouver Bird Celebration.


One lucky guest will win a pair of Vortex 8×42 Binoculars. You will be automatically entered into the draw for registering in a Wild Birds Unlimited sponsored program offered from May 15-19. Contest sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited. AND as a thank you from Wild Birds Unlimited, all attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off at the Vancouver or North Vancouver store.

Wild Birds Unlimited – Nature Shop Vancouver

Wild Birds Unlimited – Nature Shop North Vancouver

Instructor’s Bio

Recently retired as an Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and now living on Vancouver Island, Dr. David Bird has published 200 peer-reviewed papers and supervised 50 graduate students on a wide range of wildlife themes, including endangered species, toxicology, captive propagation of birds of prey, human-wildlife conflicts, and today, the application of UAVs to wildlife research and conservation.

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