Let’s Go Birding Together: Guided bird walk welcoming womxn & femmes
A guided bird walk in East Vancouver, BC welcoming womxn and femmes! Come learn and marvel at birds in this safe, friendly setting
Learn more & register here!
Time and date:
- Saturday, October 10th, 2020 at 8:30 am
- The group will explore John Hendry Park (Trout Lake), territory of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ, Skwxwú7mesh-ulh, S’ólh, and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ Peoples. We will meet at the park’s picnic shelter (east of the south beach) – click here to view the exact location on Google Maps.
About your bird guide, Kimberly Dohms:
“Hello! My name is Kim (she/her) and I’m currently a species-at-risk biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service. My family’s settler roots are on the Canadian Prairies, but the rest of me migrated here to (so-called) Vancouver in 2013. I’ve been passionate about nature since I was a child, which led me to my chosen bird-focused career. Along the way, I’ve encountered a lot of direct and indirect misogyny as a woman and femme-presenting human; unfortunately, birdwatching hasn’t been immune to that. Consider joining me if you’ve shared those experiences or just want to be on a bird walk with other womxn and femmes, no matter your birding level!”
- The path of this walk can be modified for wheel chair or other mobility aids to the extent that paths around John Hendry Park allow. Unfortunately, ASL interpretation is not available.
- Please consider reducing or not using any scents on yourself prior to and for the duration of this walk (recognizing that there is a chance that other members of the public in the park might not be following the same guidelines).
- Please respect physical distancing and consider bringing a mask.
- No prior birdwatching experience is required for this walk.
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.