27th INTERNATIONAL ORNITHOLOGICAL CONGRESS
Nature Vancouver is proud to be an affiliate of the 27th International Ornithological Congress, coming to Vancouver from August 19 to 26, 2018.
Browse their website to appreciate the many interesting symposia being offered by international birding experts.
The Congress was founded by the International Ornithologists’ Union, is considered the oldest and most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists and has only been hosted by Canada once before, in Ottawa in 1986. Over 2000 international birders are expected to attend. Nature Vancouver volunteers will be organizing and leading birding field trips to a variety habitats in the Metro Vancouver area, based on the most up-to-date reports of bird sightings.
BIRDERS NIGHTS EVENING PROGRAMS
Evening programs of the Birding Section 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 Coordinator Jude Grass.
WHEN: First Thursday of each month from September to May at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Anglican Church (Kerrisdale) (2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch Street), Vancouver.
BIRD SURVEYS & CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Members of Nature Vancouver conduct a number of monthly bird surveys. Members can also volunteer to participate for surveys through Bird Studies Canada. There’s the Great Backyard Bird Count, Christmas Bird Count, Coastal Waterbird Count for starters.
The monthly newsletter of the Birding Section is published from September to April. Copies are available at Birders’ Night Programs or from Editor Jude Grass ($2.00 per issue). Annual subscription (8 issues) for $22.00 includes postage and handling. Please make cheques out to VNHS -Wandering Tattler and mail to the Editor, 17375 27A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 0E9.
THE BIRDERS GUIDE TO VANCOUVER AND THE LOWER MAINLAND
Now expanded with all-new colour maps and more than 100 additional colour photographs, this guide explores thirty-three local birding areas that attract significant numbers of species throughout the year. Each area has a description, brand new walking map and information on the seasonal variations in species. Driving directions are also included.
This guide can be purchased from Harbour Publishing and from Wild Birds Unlimited, Backyard Bird Centre, Amazon.ca, Chapters, and other book retailers.
SEASONAL CHECKLIST | BIRDS OF GREATER VANCOUVER
Enjoy this free guide and checklist for birding in the Greater Vancouver area. Area covered: Greater Vancouver from the International Boundary (including Point Roberts, WA) North to 49°. 35′ N West to the eastern shoreline of Howe Sound (including Bowen Island) and to the middle of the Strait of Georgia. East to 122° 33′ W (260th St. in Langley and Maple Ridge) including all of Golden Ears Provincial Park. There is also an alternate version, with more species per page.
The program and activities of the Birding Section of Nature Vancouver are organized by an elected committee of up to eight members.
Chair: Jude Grass
Members: Angela Bond, Colin Clasen, Adrian Grant Duff, Tom Plath, June Ryder Neill Vanhinsberg.
Photo by Joan Lopez.