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21 October 2023 @ 10:00 am 10:45 am PDT

Location: Nature House

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Join Birds Canada biologist Remi Torrenta (he/him) for a short and sweet tour of some coastal waterbirds that frequent local shorelines! Thousands of waterfowl migrate here in the winter to take refuge in the warm and nutrient-rich waters. They are a lot of fun to watch and great birds to start identifying for beginners. Join us outside with other queer folks that want to spend time in nature. We encourage you to join us afterwards for a boardgame, warm drinks, and snacks at the Wingspan tournament (registration separate, sign up here).

ABOUT “Queer Friends and Feathers” SERIES 

Welcome to the SPES’ Queer Friends and Feathers! We’ll be hosting some free events that focus on different ways we can connect with birds outside in so called “Stanley Park” – whether that is a guided birding tour, art and photography, or learning a more specific skill like bird surveying. This series is for queer and trans people that want to learn more about nature together. Come with a friend or alone, have a snack, and take it easy – you don’t need any experience to appreciate birds!  


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 the seawall. Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in.   (1) (2) (3) (4) 

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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