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October 2 @ 9:30 am 11:30 am PDT

Location: Stanley Park Rose Garden


Note: This walk has been postponed until Saturday, October 2 because of trail closures in Stanley Park.

Led by Langara College Instructor, Paul Preston, this walk will introduce you to the birds found at Stanley Park. See birds like Chestnut-backed chickadees, Anna’s hummingbirds, and Wilson’s warblers while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.

This program will meet at the Stanley Park Rose Gardens near the white archways. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.

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

About your Bird Guide

My name is Paul Preston and I am a Biology Lab Instructor at Langara College in Vancouver. I have been big on birds since I was a kid and did my MSc in Ornithology in 2013 studying the behaviour of the Common Poorwill. I am also the BC Regional Coordinator of the Nightjar Survey Program with Birds Canada and am super interested in nocturnal creatures of all kinds as well as citizen science. In addition to birding, I also spend time playing video games, table top games and watching RuPaul. As an openly gay man living downtown, I am often finding opportunities for birding community to be scarce and hopefully we can change that!

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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