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October 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am PDT
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.
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
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!
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