International Ornithological Congress – Stanley Park Tours

Thanks so much for joining us on August 19-26, 2018 as we celebrated all things bird alongside the International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival. Check out our event calendar for any upcoming bird events.

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. Learn more about these amazing bird habitats as you walk alongside birders from all over the world in a small intimate group.

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. Be part of a small intimate group and walk alongside birders from all over the world as you explore these amazing bird habitats.

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. Be part of a small intimate group and walk alongside birders from all over the world as you learn about all these amazing birds. 

 

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. Be part of a small intimate group and walk alongside birders from all over the world as you explore these amazing bird habitats.

Hipster Bird Walk 
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. Walk alongside birders from all over the world in a small intimate group and explore all the birds of this amazing bird habitat. 

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. Walk alongside birders from all over the world as part of an intimate group and explore the beauty of the Park and birds 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. 

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. Learn more about these amazing birds as you walk alongside birders from all over the world in a small intimate group. 

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. Be part of a small intimate group and walk alongside birders from all over the world as you explore all the birds of this amazing bird habitat.

 

Sunday, August 26

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.  Be part of a small intimate group and walk alongside birders from all over the world as you explore these amazing bird habitats.

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. Be part of a small intimate group and walk alongside birders from all over the world as you explore all the birds of this amazing bird habitat.

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. Walk alongside birders from all over the world as part of an intimate group and explore the beauty of the Park and birds alike.