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May 7 @ 8:30 am 10:30 am PDT

Location: Iona Beach Regional Park

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In-person Program

Led by biologist Andrew Huang, this walk will introduce you to the birds found at Iona Beach Regional Park. See birds like Western sandpipers, Yellow-rumped warblers, and Red-winged blackbirds while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.

This program will meet at Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, by the washrooms. Please try to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the program.

Birding with Me is a part of the Vancouver Bird Celebration and organized collaboratively by Stanley Park Ecology Society and various partners from the Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture, including the Canadian Wildlife Service and Birds Canada.

Check out other free programs happening during the Vancouver Bird Celebration from May 13 to May 31 to get excited about birds!

About Your Bird Guide


Hello! My name is Andrew and I’m currently a biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service. Growing up in Taipei and Vancouver, I never took notice of the wildlife around me despite always being surrounded by the water and mountains. It wasn’t until university that I started noticing the diversity of birds and other wildlife around me, and that you really don’t have to go far from your house to see them. Did you know that Richmond isn’t just about eating delicious dumpling soup noodles or taking a stroll in a fishing wharf? At Iona, you will be dazzled by the diversity and abundance of birds! This 2-hour trip at Iona will start out by a visit to a banding station to see songbirds close-up, followed by a bird walk through the marshes, beaches, and forests. I look forward to meeting you all!

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.

Program Details 

Accessibility notes: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surfaces (such as gravel and pavement) for up to 2 hours. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca     

This program will meet in front of the public washrooms at Iona Beach Regional Park. Please arrive 15 minutes early prior to the program.  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)      

(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.     

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