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Bird Photography 101 with Liron Gertsman

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Join wildlife photographer Liron Gertsman for an in-depth bird photography workshop, going over tips, tricks and techniques for bird photography that can be applied regardless of your camera of choice, smartphones included. The program will also include a photo walk through the gardens and an overview of post-processing techniques to help make your bird photos shine. You'll want to bring a camera and a laptop (optional) if you'd like to follow along with a photo editing tutorial.

$70

Birding with Me: Welcoming the Filipino Community

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, Canada

Led by birder and photographer, Kris Cu, this walk will introduce you to the birds found around Stanley Park. See birds like Anna’s hummingbirds, northern flickers, and red-breasted nuthatches while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.

Free

Birding with Me: Mandarin Speakers / 讓我們一起去賞鳥吧

Iona Beach Regional Park 900 Ferguson Rd, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

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.

Free

Birding by Ear

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver, Canada

Is that a Swainson’s Thrush or an American Robin? Join Hana Hermanek, bird biologist, for a visit to Lynn Canyon’s forests! You’ll learn how to recognize common resident and migratory birds by ear.

$11.50

Birding with Me: Welcoming the 2SLGBTQ+ Community

Iona Beach Regional Park 900 Ferguson Rd, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

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.

Free

World Migratory Bird Day Guided Outing at Burnaby Lake

Burnaby Lake Nature House 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby, Canada

Everyone is welcome to join the Burnaby Lake Park Association to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a guided outing at Burnaby Lake to see the migratory birds that stop off to rest and refuel before continuing north on the Pacific Flyway to their breeding grounds. The BLPA guides will share their knowledge and passion for birds while wandering the trails. We'll listen for calls and songs, enjoy discussion on topics such as bird habitat and plumage, and share tips. With spring migration in full swing, it is a great time to see both seasonal visitors and local year-round species.

Free

Bird Celebration Walk at Maplewood Flats with Joshua Brown

Maplewood Flats Conservation Area 2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Join us for a bird walk along the trails at Maplewood Flats with birder Joshua Brown to kick off the Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration!

$8 – $15

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Blackie Split

Blackie Spit Park 3136 McBride Avenue, Crescent Beach, Surrey, Canada

The variety of habitats at Blackie Spit will offer up a diversity of lovely birds. Family fun, bird displays, nest box building, eagle mask craft, and a special talk on the raptors around us. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars if you have them and a water bottle.

Free

Things with Wings – Weekend Nature Club

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Children ages 5 – 10 can join us just before Bird Week to celebrate birds, bats, and insects! Grab your binoculars and get ready to hone your observation skills. Discover some of the winged creatures that fly in, around, and above the Garden, including what they eat and where they sleep, before creating a craft that might just take flight.

$42

Stanley Park Ecology Society Monthly Bird Count

Stanley Park

Join SPES on our monthly Bird Count to support the collection of baseline data to monitor the local bird biodiversity in Stanley Park. The checklists will also be submitted to eBird as part of Global Big Day. Alongside the SPES Team Leader and other volunteers, you’ll improve your bird identification and bird watching skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Free

Birding for Beginners: Family Walk

Colony Farm Regional Park Port Coquitlam

Enjoy a beautiful walk in nature and learn the basics of birding at Colony Farm Regional Park. No experience required!

Free

Burnaby Blooms Festival

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Deer Lake Park 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, Canada

Burnaby Blooms promotes the long-term sustainability and the ecological health of our community in a fun and creative environment. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for hours of fun at the City's favourite spring festival.

Free

GVBC Kickoff Keynote

West End Community Centre 870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join us for the launch of this year’s Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration! This keynote kicks off two weeks of events celebrating birds across Greater Vancouver.

Free

Birding the Fergus Biodiversity Preserve

Fergus Watershed Biodiversity Preserve 1277 168 Street, Surrey, Canada

Join us for a birding walk looking for migratory birds and raptors in this newly opened preserve. Bring your binoculars, water and dress for the weather.

Free

Birding with Me: Mandarin Speakers / 讓我們一起去賞鳥吧

Iona Beach Regional Park 900 Ferguson Rd, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

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.

Free

Birding with Me: Welcoming Women and Femmes

Queen Elizabeth Park 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Led by biologist Catherine Jardine, 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.

Free

Binoculars and Spotting Scopes for your Birding Hobby

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Robin Fearn of Vortex Optics will introduce you to Binoculars and Spotting Scopes. This hands on experience will show you how to select and use binoculars to get the very best birding experience.

$10

Preschool Wonder Walk: Every Bird Needs a Nest

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

This Preschool Wonder Walk will take a close look at bird nests & discover how they're made. On our Garden walk, we'll look and listen for nesting birds, and explore the life cycle of a bird from cozy egg, to chirping hatchling, to the day they finally stretch their wings and fly! We'll read together, play together and create a take-home art activity.

$10

Endangered BC Birds: Talk and Walk

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Rémi Torrenta of Birds Canada delivers this in-person 'birdinar'. You will discover some of the most endangered, secretive and fascinating bird species that we strive to better understand, and that breed right here in British Columbia.

$20

Birding by Ear

Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park Surrey, Canada

Walk and listen! Discover birds such as woodpeckers, chickadees, flycatchers and wrens living in this urban forest. Learn to identify some common species and recognize their songs.

Free

Backyard Birds: Beyond the Basics

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

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

$20

Gardening for the Birds

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Birds add so much joy to our lives... with their trills, their acrobatics and their beauty. Unfortunately, we often hear many bird species are undergoing significant declines across the world. In this talk, Jo Turner will share ways we can attract and assist our feathered friends through gardening, Jo will share bird-friendly plant picks for even the smallest gardens that provide food and shelter throughout the year.

$20

Build your Own Bird House

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Join us for this family-friendly, hands-on workshop for children 6 and up and their parents/adult caregivers. Workshop attendees will construct their very own chickadee nesting box to help support wild bird habitat in your own backyard. All materials (and safety equipment) are supplied.

$20

Hummingbirds: Nature’s Jewels

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver Avian Research Centre will share about the amazing life of hummingbirds! Learn more about these high-energy little dynamos – their life in North America, how we can help them, where they go in winter and learn more about some of their almost 400 related species.

$20

A Visit with O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

This is your chance for a meet and greet with some of nature's most beautiful birds, offered through the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L). O.W.L specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors from all over B.C. Learn about how the birds find their way to O.W.L., how they are cared for, and eventually released back into nature. Participants will also meet the teaching birds up close.  Photo ops are available (no flash please).

$10

VARC Open House

Colony Farm Regional Park Port Coquitlam

Participants are introduced to the research techniques required for monitoring migratory birds and the population ecology and ecosystem dynamics of wild bird populations.

Free

Wild Bird Photography Workshop with Kris Cu

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, Canada

Do you find it challenging to find and photograph birds? Are you looking to improve the quality of your bird photos? Join biologist and photographer Kris Cu (BC Outreach Specialist, Birds Canada) to learn more about your camera settings and the skills you need to capture stunning images. The workshop will be hands-on and will cover topics such as finding elusive subjects, working with the light, shooting creatively and wildlife photography ethics.

Free

VARC Bird Walk

Cheam Lake Wetlands, Regional Park, Rosedale Chilliwack

Join a local bird ID expert and put your skills and knowledge to the test with a group of other passionate birders!

$30

Birding with Me: Welcoming the BIPOC Community

Terra Nova Rural Park 2631 Westminster Highway, Richmond, Canada

Led by Yousif Attia, Birds Canada staff and national citizen science program coordinator, this walk will introduce you to the birds found at Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond. Together you will search for Anna’s Hummingbirds, Northern Harriers and if lucky, the elusive Virginia Rail.

Free

Felting Nature: Bald Eagle Painting

Stanley Park Pavilion 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver, Canada

Fall in love with crafting with SPES Public Environmental Education Coordinator and felting hobbyist, Anna Bondartchouk.

$25

Birding with Me: Welcoming Women and Femmes

Queen Elizabeth Park 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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.

Free

Hummingbird Banding

Colony Farm Regional Park Port Coquitlam

Join us for an exciting and educational experience as we observe and study these tiny, but mighty creatures. Our experts will demonstrate the delicate process of safely extracting birds, banding, and releasing hummingbirds,

Free

Birding with Me: Welcoming the Queer Community

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, Canada

Led by biologist Rémi Torrenta, this walk will introduce you to the birds found in Stanley Park. See birds like great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, and belted kingfishers while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.

Free

Bird Appreciation at the Nature House

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, Canada

It’s Vancouver Bird Celebration and we are so grateful for the love of birds that staff, volunteers and collaborators bring to the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) community! Come drop in and appreciate some photos by Frank Lin or join a relaxing birding tour.

Free

Super Saturday – Investigation: Migration!

Fraser River Discovery Centre 788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, Canada

From gulls to sandpipers, eagles to plovers, many species of birds rely on the Fraser watershed as a source of food and shelter. At this time of year, it’s extra busy with migratory birds stopping by for a rest, or to stay over the summer! Together they form a key part of the amazing biodiversity that exists along the mighty Fraser River.

$6

VARC Bird Walk

Queen Elizabeth Park 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join a local bird ID expert and put your skills and knowledge to the test with a group of other passionate birders!

$30

Birds of a Feather: Bird Celebration!

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, Canada

Discover the incredible variety and lives of local birds in our monthly birding program, Birds of a Feather. This month, join birder Frank Lin for a relaxed interpretive outing and learn to identify and appreciate seasonal bird species.

Free

Celebrate the Birds of Burnaby Lake!

Burnaby Lake Nature House 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby, Canada

Come learn about the the birds you can see and hear at the Burnaby Lake, learn how to use the latest apps to help you on your birding journey, sign up up for a guided birding outing, and how to make your home and community bird friendly.

Free

Hummingbird Talk

Richmond Nature Park 11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond, Canada

Discover the different types of hummingbirds in BC and find out how to turn a garden into an oasis for [...]

Free

Birding for Beginners: Adult Walk

Colony Farm Regional Park Port Coquitlam

Enjoy a beautiful walk in nature and learn the basics of birding at Colony Farm Regional Park.

Free

Birding with Me: Welcoming the BIPOC Community

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, Canada

Led by ecologist Jaylen Bastos, this walk will introduce you to the birds found in Stanley Park. See birds like great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, and belted kingfishers while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.

Free
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