Let’s Go Birding Together: Guided bird walk in Cantonese / 齊來觀鳥: 賞鳥行活動 (廣東話版)

Birds Canada / Oiseaux Canada
03 Oct 2020
8:30 - 10:30
Iona Beach Regional Park / 艾歐那海灘公園

Let’s Go Birding Together: Guided bird walk in Cantonese / 齊來觀鳥: 賞鳥行活動 (廣東話版)

A guided bird walk in Richmond, BC welcoming the Cantonese-speaking community!

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Time & Date / 時間:

  • October 3 (Saturday) 8:30am – 10:30am
  • 10月3 (星期六) 08:30 – 10:30 (上午)

Location / 地方:

  • Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond (meet by the washrooms)
  • Note: the park can be reached by car or bike. Unfortunately there is no public transit to the park.
  • 艾歐那海灘公園,列治文 (公共廁所旁集合)
  • 注意:由於公共巴士未能到達賞鳥活動地點,參加者必須自駕車或單車到達目的地,公園設有泊車地區供民眾服務。

About your bird guide, Vinci Au:

Hi, my name is Vinci (礎均) and I’m a researcher (基因研究員) at the University of British Columbia. My family immigrated from Hong Kong to the very different landscape of Vancouver in the late 80’s. As a young child, my grandfather would often take me on trail walks near our home in Richmond. On those walks, he would point out all the little birds flitting in the branches above or scurrying in the bushes beside us. We may not have known all the names of the birds then, but I deeply appreciated those moments we shared walking and watching together. Since then I’ve had the good fortune of birding with really enthusiastic and knowledgeable local birders/scientists. I think everyone should have an opportunity to bird in community, and I’m excited to introduce you to the birds hidden in plain sight.

導雀鳥導賞師 礎均

大家好!我的名字叫礎均(Vinci),我是英屬哥倫比亞大學(University of British Columbia)的一位基因硏究員。我家父母和親友在八十年代後期從香港移民温哥華。小時候,家住烈治文(Richmond)慈祥的爺爺常常帶著我到家附近的公園步行徑遊樂。在那裡的叢林間、樹枝上都會看見雀鳥的跡影,大大小小的、七彩繽紛的、非常耀目。雖然我們對雀鳥的名稱認識不多,但非常欣慰和爺爺一起互動的歡樂時光。在我小小的心靈上並從此埋下對雀鳥硏究的興趣。我對雀鳥的熱愛終令我今天變成一位知識淵博的地方觀鳥硏究科學家。我希望大家能藉著賞鳥活動認識牠們,並且非常期待介紹和指導大家活動中見到的雀鳥相關資訊。

This event is part of Vancouver Bird Week’s series of in-person bird walks for the LGBTQ+ community, women, birders of colour, Mandarin and Cantonese speakers, and youth. Due to Covid-19, this guided bird walk is capped at 6 participants and will follow social distancing guidelines. No worries if you don’t have binoculars! Sanitized binoculars will be available for use. Masks and other face coverings are encouraged.