Come Birding with Me as we explore birding and biodiversity on a free guided walk for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Led by biologist Andrew Huang, this walk will introduce you to the birds found at Iona Beach Regional Park. See birds like Western sandpipers, Yellow-rumped warblers, and Red-winged blackbirds while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.
This program will meet at Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, by the washrooms.
Please try to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the program.
This program is a part of the Birding with Me series, collaboratively organized by the Canadian Wildlife Service and Stanley Park Ecology Society, and supported by Birds Canada.
About Your Bird Guide
Hello! My name is Andrew and I’m currently a biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service. Growing up in Taipei and Vancouver, I never took notice of the wildlife around me despite always being surrounded by the water and mountains. It wasn’t until university that I started noticing the diversity of birds and other wildlife around me, and that you really don’t have to go far from your house to see them. Did you know that Richmond isn’t just about eating delicious dumpling soup noodles or taking a stroll in a fishing wharf? At Iona, you will be dazzled by the diversity and abundance of birds! This 2-hour trip at Iona will start out by a visit to a banding station to see songbirds close-up, followed by a bird walk through the marshes, beaches, and forests. I look forward to meeting you all!
About “Birding with Me” Series
Come Birding with Me and learn about our local birds on free, guided bird walks that celebrate diversity in bird and human communities. Inspired by the National Audubon Society’s Let’s Go Birding Together series, Birding with Me walks welcome in members of different communities led by experts of shared identity to explore birding together and meet new people.
Photo: Liron Gertsman