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, December 7
The Importance of Christmas Bird Counts
Catherine Jardine - Bird Studies Canada

Catherine Jardine from Bird Studies Canada will talk about the importance of Christmas Bird Counts and how the resulting data is used. She will also give us an update on what is new with Bird Studies Canada.

Vancouver CBC Area Kits will be handed out by Adrian Grant-Duff and there will information on the other local Christmas Bird Counts.

Please remember to bring an item for the raffle, and if you wish, bring something to share at the refreshment break.

Thursday, January 4
Harlequin Duck - Molt and Migration Ecology
Sean Boyd - Environment Canada - Delta, BC

Sean Boyd from Environment Canada – Delta, BC is a Research Scientist on Migratory Bird Ecology

He will present information on HADU (Harlequin Ducks) in the Salish Sea, but with a focus on the small population of ducks wintering between White Rock and Crescent Beach. Population dynamics and migration patterns will be discussed along with potential predation risk from Bald Eagles

 
Thursday, February 1
A Birding and Wildlife Tour of Brazil: Amazon Rainforest, Pantanal and Cerrado
Peter Candido

This presentation will focus on the birds and other wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest around Cristalino Lodge, the open country of the Pantanal and the cerrado habitat of Chapada dos Guimarães National Park.  Cristalino Lodge lies in a large private protected area of rainforest at the southern edge of the Amazon basin.  It is very rich in overall biodiversity, even for the Amazon region, with 586 bird species recorded in the area.  The Pantanal is the largest freshwater wetland in the world, roughly the size of Florida.  It is home to such iconic mammals as Jaguar, Capybara and Giant Anteater, millions of Caiman, and the largest flying parrot in the world, the Hyacinth Macaw.  Join Peter for an exploration of this amazing region.

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
Peru
Ben Freeman
Thursday, May 3
Outdoor Event