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Event Series Event Series: Biodiversity Days 2024

Biodiversity Days 2024: Morning Bird Walk at UBC Botanical Garden

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


This event is a part of series of events taking place during Biodiversity Days – a month-long event in May honouring the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22). Biodiversity days is a series of engagement opportunities that aim to celebrate and raise awareness of the fragile species, genes and ecosystems that sustain our communities.

Interested in learning how to identify and support birds in your backyard? Want to know more about bird biodiversity in our region?

Join us for an introductory bird walk at UBC Botanical Garden. We will identify familiar birds, look for spring migrating species and listen for the birds’ melodious songs. Participants will also learn about bird strike mitigation research at UBC and how to prevent bird strikes!

This event is suited for beginner birders and will help you to identify common birds of the Lower Mainland, based on their behaviour, size, shape and sounds. The Merlin App on cell phones will be demonstrated to identify the bird songs and calls. The walk will include:

  • Tips for how to identify bird groups
  • Different habitats preferred by specific bird species
  • Considerations for making bird-friendly habitat in gardens and around your home
  • Actions to preserve and protect bird biodiversity to help them thrive


When: Sunday, May 5th from 9:00am to 11:30am

Where: UBC Botanical Garden, 6408 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver BC

Cost: $11 plus tax for Adults, $9 plus tax for Concession (Garden Members, UNA Residents, Youth (13-17), Seniors (65+), UBC Students|Staff|Faculty. Valid ID card required.)

Guides: Bev and Bill Ramey, expert birders


May 5
9:00 am - 11:30 am
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
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