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July 15 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm PDT

Location: Nature House

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In-person Program

Join ecology educator Anna Bondartchouk (Аня Бондарчук) for a tour of the local great blue heron colony! You will learn about heron biology and monitoring, while meeting new people. We are happy to be joined by Valeria Shegai from MOSAIC BC for translation into Ukrainian. 

This program will meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon (712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver, BC). Please try to arrive 5 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

Hi, my name is Anna (Аня) and I work as a program coordinator for Stanley Park Ecology Society. I studied ecology in university, and am really passionate about teaching others why they should also care about local nature and enjoy it in their own style. I grew up in Canada in a Russian/Ukrainian family and community, and my culture has influenced how I enjoy being in nature. With the war in Ukraine hurting family and friends, leading to many people being far from their home, I want to share a few spots that I enjoy relaxing and viewing nature in the city. I speak some Russian and want to learn some more Ukrainian!

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. Check out the Birding with Me webpage for all events.


Accessibility notes: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surfaces around Lost Lagoon and will end at the Stanley Park Tennis Courts (such as gravel and pavement) for up to 1.5 hours. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca     


This program will meet at the Nature House on Lost Lagoon (located near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Street, underneath the viewing platform). Please arrive 5 minutes early to complete a health check.   (1) (2) 

(1) Registration required - NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  This program is free!


(2) Weather dependent - Please check your email 12 hours before the program date and time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat.     

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.   

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