Field Trip Schedule

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Tuesday, May 2
Birding at Queen Elizabeth Park

Meet leader Thomas Plath tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206 at the parking lot at West 33rd at 8:00 AM. Minimum two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. In the right migration weather (overcast, drizzle) this park can be alive with migrating songbirds. To carpool or if you need a lift, please call the leader to make arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 4
May 4th Birder's Night - outdoors at Queen E Park

This is Nature Vancouver's last Birder's Night before the summer break and will be held outdoors at picturesque Queen Elizabeth Park. We can expect a good variety of both spring migrants and resident species. Last year we saw nests of both Anna's Hummingbirds and Bushtits and watched Black-capped Chickadees busy at their tree nest cavity. Many other species nest in the park, including Cooper's Hawks. Meet leaders Adrian Grant Duff and Colin Clasen at 6:30PM in the free parking lot at the south end of the park, next to the pitch-and-putt golf course. We will then bird around the park for 1 to 1 1/2  hours, then meet at the Celebration Pavillion (plaza) area at the top, for social time and refreshments. Map from City of Vancouver website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/queen-elizabeth-park-directions.aspx

 

Saturday, May 6
Birding at Iona Island

Meet leader Thomas Plath tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206 at the parking lot at Iona Regional Park at 8:00 AM. Minimum two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. We will be searching for migrants especially shorebirds. To carpool or if you need a lift, please call the leader to make arrangements.

 

Tuesday, May 9
Birding at Iona Island

Meet leader Thomas Plath tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206 at the parking lot at Iona Regional Park at 8:00 AM. Minimum two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. We will be searching for migrants especially shorebirds. To carpool or if you need a lift please call the leader to make arrangements.

 

Saturday, May 13
The Sanctuary/ Bird Walks

  There are two back to back Bird Walks to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and is a Vancouver Bird Week Event.Good chance to see warblers.Meet leaders. Doug Cooper and Pat Miller,on the North East corner of Hastings and Renfrew Streets ( PNE Park Entrance) at 7:00 am and or 9:00 am.Come out and enjoy Nature around the pond ,an oasis for birds.All interested participants welcome.PublicTansit and washrooms available.

 

Saturday, May 13
Queen Elizabeth Park birding - International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13, 2017

Join us for a morning of birding in beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park, on International Migratory Bird Day, the last day of Vancouver Bird Week. Last year we saw 29 species, including Orange-crowned, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Townsend`s and Wilson`s Warblers, Olive-sided and Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Warbling Vireo, Western Tanager, Black-capped chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bushtits, Northern Flicker and Merlin. This year there will be just one longer 4-hour outing starting at 8AM, rather than the 2 shorter, 2-hour outings we had last year. Meet outside the entrance to the Bloedel Conservatory. Pay parking is in effect throughout the park, except at the south end, beside the pitch-and-putt course. A map of the park is attached. Trip leaders are John Chandler and Brent Diakow.

 

Saturday, May 13
Musqueam Park to The River/Birding

  This is a Walk to cover trails in Musqueam Park,then south on the Fraser River Trail to Deering Island to find birds.Meet leaders Alan and Donna McKenzie at 8:30 AM,in the parking lot, at SW Marine Drive and Crown Street.Contact Alan ; admckenzie@shaw.ca There is no pre-registration required but it is helpful ,for the leader to have an idea of the number of participants.Bring binoculers if possible.All interested people welcome.This is a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day,and is the final day of Vancouver Bird Week.Duration about two hours.

Saturday, May 13
Renfrew Ravine Park / Birding

 This is a good area for warblers,thrushes, sparrows and other spring migrants.You will learn their calls and songs and explore this rehabilitated area.Meet Leader Istvan Orosi at 8:30 am ,in front of the Renfrew Community Centre,2929 East 22nd Avenue,Vancouver.Duration about two hours.All interested people welcome.Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring binoculars (optional)Contact information ;Istvan email  iorosi@shaw.ca

 

Saturday, May 13
Cecil Green Park,U.B.C.

Good birding in gardens, hedgerows, local trails and along the clifftop enviromentally sensitive planted area. Good chance to see warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other migrants, maybe Black Swifts and a few seabirds. Meet Leader Neill Vanhinsberg at 8:30 am in front of the Museum of Anthropology. All interested people welcome, including novice birders. Here is a chance to be outside with nature all around you. Participants should bring binoculars, if available. Preregistration is not necessary but an email to Neill with a commitment you will attend would be helpful. This Walk celebrates International Migratory Bird Day and is part of the Vancouver Bird Week. Duration of walk about two hours.

 

Saturday, May 13
Jericho Park Birding

This is a half day Bird Walk to be part of International Migratory Bird Day. View and hear birds and be out enjoying Nature. Open to all interested participants, no pre-registration necessary. Meet Leader Adrian at 9:00 am at the West entrance to the Park, at NW Marine Drive at Discovery Street. There is limlted free parking and transit. Washrooms along the route.