Birding with Me: Welcoming Women and Femmes
May 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am |
This event is offered to marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.
Led by species-at-risk biologist Kimberly Dohms, this walk will introduce you to the birds found at Queen Elizabeth Park, territory of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ, Skwxwú7mesh-ulh, S’ólh, and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ Peoples. See birds like Anna’s hummingbirds, northern flickers, and red-breasted nuthatches while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.
This program will meet at at the corner of Ontario St and 33rd Ave. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.
About your Bird Guide: Kimberly Dohms
“Hello! My name is Kim (she/they) and I’m currently a species-at-risk biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service and a co-founder of the newly hatched Vancouver chapter of the Feminist Bird Club. My family’s settler roots are on the Canadian Prairies, but the rest of me migrated here to (so-called) Vancouver in 2013. I’ve been passionate about nature since I was a child, which led me to my chosen bird-focused career. Along the way, I’ve encountered a lot of direct and indirect misogyny as a woman and femme-presenting human; unfortunately, birdwatching hasn’t been immune to that. Consider joining me if you’ve shared those experiences or just want to be on a bird walk with other women and femmes, no matter your birding level!”