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Tofino Shorebird Festival

April 25, 2022 - May 1, 2022

The Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates the spring migration of shorebirds with a series of educational birding activities throughout the Tofino region. We draw on local and visiting experts to participate in the festival, offering guest lectures, birding workshops, boat trips, and much more! This is a great opportunity to experience the largest wildlife migration in the region, learn about these impressive birds, and understand why Tofino is one of the very best places in western Canada for bird watching.

In 2022 there will be two events: “Drop in Birding” and “Birds of the West Coast Birding Course.” Details follow:

“Drop in Birding”
Dates: April 25 to 28, 2022
Cost: FREE
Venue Location: Hotel Zed / 1258 Pacific Rim Hwy / Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Organizer: Raincoast Education Society / 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet / raincoasteducation.org
Registration: N/A
Time: TBD, low tide
Description: Come on down to the mudflats behind Hotel Zed in Tofino to practice your birding with Mark Maftei, a bird expert! We will be birding for shorebirds who feed in the hundreds at this ecological hot-spot during their annual migrations. This event is for people of all ages and skill levels.
Contact: info@raincoasteducation.org / 250-726-6805

“Birds of the West Coast Birding Course”
Dates: April 29 to -May 1, 2022
Cost: $280
Venue Location: Ucluelet Community Centre / 500 Matterson Drive / Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0 Canada
Organizer: Raincoast Education Society / 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet / raincoasteducation.org
Registration: By signing up on our website – https://raincoasteducation.org/calendar-event/birds-of-the-west-coast-2022/
Description: In this three day workshop (Friday evening until Sunday noon), participants will be introduced to the general ecology and biology of birds with an emphasis on the species commonly found in and around Clayoquot & Barkley Sounds. Topics covered will include basic ID skills, breeding biology, physiological adaptations, migration ecology, and conservation issues. This course is designed as a way to learn more about birds in general rather than how to ID specific species. Although participants will certainly learn how to ID common species, extensive birding experience is NOT required.
Other locations of course: Pelagic trip off of Ucluelet, Tofino mudflats.
Contact: info@raincoasteducation.org / 250-726-6805


April 25, 2022
May 1, 2022


Raincoast Education Society
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