5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Saturday, May 14 2022.


 On Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 On Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Resource person: Jess Henry, Adult Education & Family Programs Manager - learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden - Guides Classroom & Courtyard


Register for this option to attend both the Birdwatching Hotspots Guided Walk ($10.00 + tax for non-members) AND the VARC Hummingbird & Songbird Banding session ($5.00 + tax for non-members). 

Join us on May 14th from 4pm-5pm for this family-friendly guided walk to some of our favorite birdwatching hotspots in VanDusen Botanical Garden!  Your small group walk will be guided by avid birder and long-time Bird Walk insturctor, Jeremy Gordon, who will share tips and tricks for spotting birds on your Garden visits. Knowing where you're most likely to spot some of our resident bird species is a surefire way to up your birdwatching game! 

After the guided walk, you will join us in the Bird Garden from 5pm -7pm for an informative and fascinating evening observing conservation reasearch in action in support of wild birds in and around our city. Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) team members will be conducting hummingbird & songbird banding with the goal of learning more about the bird species using the Garden as habitat, contributing to reasearch monitoring their population levels and health. Learn about conservation science field work, the many issues facing our wild bird populations, and ways you can get involved and take action to support local birds in your own backyard.   

VARC conducts bird monitoring and banding, provides research, demonstration, education, volunteer opportunities, and visitor programs at its main Colony Farm field station in Coquitlam, BC.

For more information on VARC and its activities please visit their website: www.birdvancouver.com

Birding Hotspots Guided Walk will run rain or shine. However, for the safety of the birds, the Hummingbird and Songbird Banding session may be cancelled if conditions are rainy, in which case, you will recieve notification by email the morning of the session. If your banding session is cancelled, you will be give priority registration to the next banding session or offered a refund for ONLY the banding session fee ($5+tax for non-members). Please read the cancellation policy below before registering.

Available: Full

Price: $15.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Please purchase a registration for every person in your group (all adults & children) who will be attending the program to reserve enough spots for your group in this limited-availability program. Please bring a folding/camp chair with you if possible as the evening involves relaxing in the evening garden while waiting for the birds. This program is suitable for families (children will need to be supervised by parents/caregivers at all times), although please note there can be long wait times during banding sessions so please consider this factor before registering younger children. Cancelation policy: No refunds are given for the Birdwatching Basics Guided Walk. If a banding session is cancelled, you will be give priority registration to the next month's banding session OR offered a refund for ONLY the banding session fee ($5+tax for non-members). Refunds will only be given in the event the VBGA cancels the program, not for no-shows as this is a popular program with limited spots. For cancellations with one week's notice, a credit will be applied to your account. Less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Credits are good for 1 year from the date issued. All requests for cancellations must be made in writing to learn@vandusen.org Covid-19 Policy: Please do not visit the Garden or attend VBGA in-person programs if you are feeling unwell or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Masks are recommended when in close proximity to others.


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