10 September 2023 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am PDT
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Led by ecologist Jaylen Bastos, this walk will introduce you to the birds found in Stanley Park. See birds like great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, and belted kingfishers while meeting new people and sharing in the outdoors.
This program will meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. Please try to arrive at least 10 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.
About Your Bird Guide
Jaylen is Vancouver’s leading Black, Queer, and Non-binary Urban wildlife ecologist. Their research focuses on urban predator behaviour, to better understand human-wildlife interactions within the city of Vancouver.
Jaylen strives to bring the intersections of their identity into their advocacy, education, and research. Presently, Jaylen is focusing on raccoon behaviour across Vancouver’s different land-use areas. You can connect with Jaylen through social media @jaunting.jay on all platforms or through their website at zoboomafoolish.com
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.
Accessibility notes: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surfaces around Lost Lagoon (such as gravel and pavement) for up to 1.5 hours. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program will meet at the Nature House on Lost Lagoon (located near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Street, underneath the viewing platform). Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a health check. (1) (2)
(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.
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.