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Come join me on FREE BIPOC birding walks for youth and adults!

I am leading 2 walks this June for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) birding community. These walks are part of a series called   " Birding with Me "   focused on the inclusion of minority and marginalized communities such as   LGBTQ2SIA+   and people of colour in Metro Vancouver's birding community. They will run from May through Sept 2023. My two walks are open to both  youth and adults !  We hope to make birding more accessible to all with these walks, where birders feel safe and comfortable. These FREE  accessible walks are organized by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, The Canadian Wildlife Service, The BC Bird Trail and Birds Canada.  You can register for my walks June 9th at Jericho HERE   and my June 25th walk at Reifel Bird Sanctuary HERE There are also BIPOC walks happening May 21st led by my friend Yousif Attia. You can register for his walk HERE   and there will be one as well Sept 10th . To read a full list of ALL of the  "Birding With

BC Young Birder Boat Trip and Overnight! July 22-23 - Register NOW! (SOLD OUT)

Tufted Puffins are so lovely to look at when at Cleland Island - Photo: Melissa Hafting **UPDATE- THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL/SOLD OUT** I am leading a Young Birder Overnight Trip to Tofino on July 22-23rd and we will do a boat trip with the Whale Centre out to Cleland Island. We have done this trip before on an overnight and had a great time seeing Tufted Puffins, Tattlers and other good birds. Click HERE to read and see our photos from our previous trip report! On my pelagics I have run, we always stop at Cleland Island and we have seen some great and rare species there like all 3 species of Jaegers, Manx Shearwater, Pink-footed, Sooty and Short-tailed Shearwaters, Cassin's and Rhino Auklets, Heermann's Gulls, Red and Red-necked Phalaropes, Marbled and Ancient Murrelets, Ruddy Turnstones, Tattlers,Murres, Guillemots and of course Tufted Puffins. We have also seen Killer, Humpback and Grey Whales, Sea Otters and Sea Lions. Some lucky birders have also seen Horned Puffin here! Thi