International Ornithological Congress – Stanley Park Tours

Join Stanley Park Ecology Society on August 19-26, 2018 as we celebrate all things birds alongside the International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival.

A Spotted Towhee foraging in Stanley Park

 

Special Programs

2 Hour Private Birder Tours

Little Birds Day Camp (Our Feathered Friends)

Night Owls and Dawn Chorus: Overnight Camp

 

 

Tour Schedule

 

Monday, August 20

Stanley Park’s Feathers: Forest and Foreshore

7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Advanced Birders

Spend half a day with a bird expert in Stanley Park and immerse yourself in the birding hotspots for a truly extensive experience with the birds’ daily routines.

Fluttering all over Stanley Park

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Intermediate Birders

Spend a half-day with a local expert to visit the thriving bird habitats and refuges in the Park and learn why these locations are favoured by birds and birders alike.

Discover the Birds of Lost Lagoon

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Intermediate to Advanced Birders

Visit this intertidal-mudflat-turned-freshwater-lake that is important habitat to birds like Canada geese and glaucous-winged gulls, great blue herons and the elusive Virginia rail.

 

Wednesday, August 22 

Fluttering All Over Stanley Park

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Intermediate Birders

Spend a half-day with a local expert to visit the thriving bird habitats and refuges in the Park and learn why these locations are favoured by birds and birders alike.

Winged Charmers of Stanley Park’s Rose Garden

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Beginner Birders

Explore the beckoning flowers and open space of Stanley Park’s Rose Garden that offers a bounty of feeding opportunities for thrushes, swallows, and hummingbirds alike.

 

Thursday, August 23

Discover the Birds of Beaver Lake

6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Advanced Birders

Beaver Lake provides wetland habitat that is not easily found in Vancouver. Learn about this coveted habitat and the conservation challenges this wetland faces for its bird residents.

Night Owls and Dawn Chorus: Overnight Camp

7:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m.

All levels welcome!

Sign up for a truly special experience as you camp out with Stanley Park Ecology Society in Stanley Park!

 

Friday, August 24

Birds of Stanley Park’s Seawall

6:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Advanced Birders

Spend half a day with a bird expert in Stanley Park and immerse yourself in the birding hotspots for a truly extensive experience with the birds’ daily routines.

Fluttering all over Stanley Park

6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate Birders

Spend a half-day with a local expert to visit the thriving bird habitats and refuges in the Park and learn why these locations are favoured by birds and birders alike.

A Stuffed Bird in the Hand: Wing & Tail Taxidermy Workshop

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

All levels welcome!

Examine the fascinating mechanics of muscle, bone, and feather as you dissect wings and tails to prepare taxidermy spreads with an experienced guide.

 

Saturday, August 25

Pack your Camera: Bird Photography Workshop

6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Beginner – Intermediate Birders

Capture the charm of warblers or the majesty of eagles on this bird photography workshop.

Fluttering All Over Stanley Park

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

Beginner – Intermediate Birders

Spend a half-day with a local expert to visit the thriving bird habitats and refuges in the Park and learn why these locations are favoured by birds and birders alike.

Forest Fliers

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Beginner Birders

In the forests of Stanley Park, explore the tiny tributaries and spot the equally small birds that depend on the cover of the trees and the fresh water.

Beaver Lake’s Tiny Tweeters

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Intermediate Birders

Beaver Lake provides wetland habitat that is not easily found in Vancouver. Learn about this coveted habitat and the conservation challenges this wetland faces for its bird residents.

 

Sunday, August 26

Beaver Lake’s Tiny Tweeters

6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Advanced Birders

Beaver Lake provides wetland habitat that is not easily found in Vancouver. Learn about this coveted habitat of the neotropical migrants.

Fluttering All Over Stanley Park

8:30 a.m.-12:30 noon

Intermediate Birders

Spend a half-day with a local expert to visit the thriving bird habitats and refuges in the Park and learn why these locations are favoured by birds and birders alike.

Winged Charmers of Stanley Park’s Rose Garden

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Beginner Birders

Explore the beckoning flowers and open space of Stanley Park’s Rose Garden that offers a bounty of feeding opportunities for thrushes, swallows, and hummingbirds alike.

Beaver Lake’s Tiny Tweeters

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Advanced Birders

Beaver Lake provides wetland habitat that is not easily found in Vancouver. Learn about this coveted habitat of the neotropical migrants.

Seawall Sunset Stroll to Sea Birds

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Beginner Birders

Catch up on your shore birds and waterfowl identification by joining us at Stanley Park’s Seawall, a popular destination for Park visitors and birds alike.