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November 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am PST
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Each fall and winter, thousands of birds arrive here from northern or interior summer ranges. Some of the most notable species are the variety of waterfowl: hundreds of diving Surf Scoters navigating the rough waves, flashy Buffleheads and mergansers diving in Lost Lagoon, and even an occasional Harlequin duck jesting along the rocky shore. Curious about this cold but bird-filled season? Join us for our monthly birding program, Birds of a Feather! This month, Frank Lin (SPES volunteer, birder, and photographer) takes us on a journey from Lost Lagoon to Second Beach to explore these feathered coastal wonders. No experience required, just bring your curiosity and take flight!
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. This program will end at Second Beach. Please allow yourself enough time to return. 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) and proceed to Cathedral Trail. Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Terms and conditions
(1) Registration required – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!
(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.
(3) Program Availability – Program full or you cannot attend this day or time? Sign up here to be notified when the program runs in the future.
(4) Cancellation policy – We refund 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 by donating your registration fee. (This is one way we can all subsidize programs in this changing economic climate and ensure these programs are available on a sliding scale.)
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.