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19 September 2021 @ 8:30 am 10:30 am PDT

Location: Iona Beach Regional Park

WALK

Led by researcher, Vinci Au, this walk will introduce you to the birds found at Iona Beach Regional Park. See birds like Yellow-rumped warblers, Red-eyed vireos, and Red-winged blackbirds while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.

This program will meet at the Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond (meet by the washrooms) / 艾歐那海灘公園,列治文(公共廁所旁集合). Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.

Note: the park can be reached by car or bike. Unfortunately there is no public transit to the park.

Check out the Birding with Me series webpage to see all the events!

Thanks to our friends at the BC Bird Trail for their support on this event.

About your Bird Guide

Hi, my name is Vinci (礎均) and I’m a researcher (基因研究員) at the University of British Columbia. My family immigrated from Hong Kong to the very different landscape of Vancouver in the late 80’s. As a young child, my grandfather would often take me on trail walks near our home in Richmond. On those walks, he would point out all the little birds flitting in the branches above or scurrying in the bushes beside us. We may not have known all the names of the birds then, but I deeply appreciated those moments we shared walking and watching together. Since then I’ve had the good fortune of birding with really enthusiastic and knowledgeable local birders/scientists. I think everyone should have an opportunity to bird in community, and I’m excited to introduce you to the birds hidden in plain sight.

Birding with Me is a part of the Vancouver Bird Celebration and organized collaboratively by Stanley Park Ecology Society, Canadian Wildlife Service, Birds Canada, and the BC Bird Trail. Thank you so much to the Port of Vancouver for funding this series.

This program will follow approved COVID protocols, and attendees must respect these protocols to participate in the program. All participants must pre-register. To make everyone comfortable, we will encourage distancing and will be keeping numbers low to accommodate this.

*By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming you have read, understood, and agree to follow all COVID-19 protocols found here. Participants must include a telephone number and email address for contact tracing. 

**All participants must pre-register for this program – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED. 

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.

Photo: Liron Gertsman

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