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!
Time & Date / 時間:
- October 3 (Saturday) 8:30am – 10:30am
- 10月3號 (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)
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.
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.