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October 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am PDT
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.
This program will meet at at the corner of Ontario St and 33rd Ave. Click here to view the exact location on Google Maps. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.
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About your Bird Guide: Kimberly Dohms
“Hello! My name is Kim (she/her) and I’m currently a species-at-risk biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service. My family’s settler roots are on the Canadian Prairies, but the rest of me migrated here to (so-called) Vancouver in 2013. I’ve been passionate about nature since I was a child, which led me to my chosen bird-focused career. Along the way, I’ve encountered a lot of direct and indirect misogyny as a woman and femme-presenting human; unfortunately, birdwatching hasn’t been immune to that. Consider joining me if you’ve shared those experiences or just want to be on a bird walk with other women and femmes, no matter your birding level!”
-The path of this walk can be modified for wheel chair or other mobility aids to the extent that paths around Queen Elizabeth Park allow. Unfortunately, ASL interpretation is not available.
-Please consider reducing or not using any scents on yourself prior to and for the duration of this walk (recognizing that there is a chance that other members of the public in the park might not be following the same guidelines).
-Please respect physical distancing and consider bringing a mask.
-No prior birdwatching experience is required for this walk.
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