Showing posts from May, 2024

Young Birder Hike to Bowen Lookout to see Canada Jays, Sooty Grouse, Dippers and Pygmy-Owls! 9 am on June 22nd! (FULL)

*THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL* Hi Young Birders the next Young Birder Trip is posted on the new website. It will be June 22! You can read all details HERE Make sure you email me at to let me know if you are coming as your parents must sign a waiver. You will not be permitted to come on the trip without this waiver. Make sure to subscribe to the new website by putting your email in the box at the bottom of the website to get updates! This is a FREE and BIPOC and LGBTQ+ inclusive event . Northern Pygmy-Owl in south-coastal BC - Photo: Melissa Hafting

I got the 1st printed copy of my book and I was humbled to get some more editorial reviews on my book from Ornithologist J. Drew Lanham and other birders!

I recently got the first printed copy of my book! I really did cry holding it physically in my hands for the first time. I am very proud of the book and so wish my father and mother lived to see it. My dad who knew of the book was so excited for it. It is bittersweet I couldn't share the first printed copy with him. I was incredibly nervous to see the book in print, since it was my first book, I didn't know what to expect. It was surreal I tell you. The book really came out great in my opinion and was worth all the hard work. I can't wait until it is available in stores this June 18th.  I may fall over when I walk into the bookstore and see it on the shelves.  I really hope everyone who buys (or loans from the library) and reads a copy, enjoys it too. I also hope it helps those who are grieving or depressed and shows how birds are worth saving and how much joy and healing they can bring into our lives and how they ultimately make our life better.  Close up photo of the phys

I am honoured to win the Alan Duncan Bird Conservation Award!

I was honoured to hear I won the 2024 Alan Duncan Bird Conservation Award  which was  awarded to me by  The Stanley Park Ecology Society and the Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee.The award celebrates the achievements of individuals, groups or organizations based on the following criteria that embody Alan’s work and values: Contributing to Bird Conservation Interdisciplinary in Nature Strong Community Connections The award comes with a 1500$ monetary prize as well.   I am incredibly moved that I won this award. I won the award in recognition for my work with Bird Conservation in BC, my work with Young Birders in the BC Young Birders program that I founded, and for my work to try and make birding more inclusive for BIPOC and LGBTQ+  birders and for my work in bringing the birding community together. The award will be h anded out May 10th, during the Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration which last from May 10-26. Alan Duncan was an amazing man and I got the pleasure to chat with him before