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28 May 2022 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am PDT
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This event is offered to marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.
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.
We are proud to include this program in our Vancouver Bird Celebration events. Check out our other free events from May 14 to May 31 and get excited about birds with us!
About your Bird Guide: Kimberly Dohms
“Hello! My name is Kim (she/they) and I’m currently a species-at-risk biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service and a co-founder of the newly hatched Vancouver chapter of the Feminist Bird Club. 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.
If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***This program is weather dependent. Please check your email 12 hours before the program date/time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain or extreme heat. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
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*****Cancellation policy – We are accommodating refunds for cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public (we will continue to seek ways of subsidizing programs in this changing economic climate as well!)
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.