Birders' Nights 

The evening programs of the Birding Section are held on the first Thursday of each month from September to May at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Mary's (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch Street), Vancouver. The programs start with introductions and items of general interest. The main presentation begins after a short break for light refreshments. These programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future programs please contact the Program Co-ordinator Jude Grass at 604-538-8774.

Thursday, March 1
Raptors of the Fraser Valley – How are they doing and how can we help
Myles Lamont

Myles Lamont is a wildlife biologist, zoologist and naturalist. Working professionally as both a wildlife biologist and a zoologist, he has a strong passion for wildlife conservation, reintroduction biology and the management of threatened species. He has worked both internationally and domestically on wildlife conservation projects, from arctic and boreal Canada to the tropical forests of the Indian Ocean. 

Thursday, April 5
Birding in Colombia – the most specious country in the world
Dr. David Bradley (Bird Studies Canada) and Ana Gonzales (PhD candidate)

At the northern end of South America, Colombia is a megadiverse country for birds, with 2,000 recorded species, over 100 of which are endemic to the country. This amazing diversity is a result of numerous factors, from the country’s position between Central and South America, which funnels migrants as they move to and from the continent, to the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, the expansive Amazon rainforest, and the highly seasonal llanos grasslands. Add to this the three distinct arms of the high Andes with its intermountain valleys and associated elevation gradient, and you have all the ingredients for a plethora of birds. We will discuss the birds of Colombia and some of the factors that create the country’s immense diversity and the threats they face. We will also outline two post-congress tours we are running there in September as part of the International Ornithological Congress in August.

Thursday, May 3
Outdoor Event