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29 January 2023 @ 9:30 am 11:00 am PST

Location: Nature House
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The sun comes up over a frosty, cold landscape with the pink and blue dawn of January. This quiet start to the year is a beautiful opportunity to appreciate the dedicated birds that continue to flutter from branch to branch, forage the forest floor, or fish in the salt and fresh water of Stanley Park. Join us for this year’s first installment of our monthly birding program, Birds of a Feather! This month, award winning photographer and birder, as well as long-time SPES partner, Liron Gertsman, takes us on a relaxed, interpretive outing around Lost Lagoon to explore seasonal and year-round feathered residents. No birding knowledge or experience necessary, just bring your curiosity and enjoy nature with each other!  


Liron Gertsman is an accomplished nature photographer with his work being featured in publications like The Guardian, Canadian Geographic, and GEO Magazine. His work has also been featured in international museums like the Smithsonian in Washington DC and the Natural History Museum in London. Liron has a degree in Biology from UBC, which he uses to enhance his passion for art and visual storytelling, providing a scientific background to inform his understanding of the natural world. At Stanley Park Ecology Society, we are lucky to have had Liron dedicate his time and passion through education and bird monitoring since he was 10 years old! You can learn more about Liron’s work on his website (lirongertsman.com). 



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 publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca      


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.  

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