Earth Day Early Bird Tour – Early Morning

Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive
Tour Cost: Child $7, Concession* $9, Adults $11, taxes included, plus Eventbrite fees.
*Concession = Garden Members, UNA Residents, Youth (13-17), Seniors (65+), UBC Students|Staff|Faculty. Valid ID card required.

Do you want to become a citizen scientist and help the scientific community learn more about bird behaviour and habit? Join us at UBC Botanical Garden as we search the Garden for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls. This workshop will take place in the great outdoors so make sure you come prepared for the weather!This event is family friendly and great for beginner birders.

This workshop will focus on identifying common birds in UBC Botanical Garden and the Vancouver Area. The workshop will highlight:

  • Bird shapes – how to identify bird families by their shape
  • Where is that bird? On the ground, in the bushes, in the sky? What does that mean?
  • How to create bird-friendly habitats around your home
  • What do cats have to do with birds?
  • Importance of habitat protection along migratory flyways
  • Vancouver’s best birding areas

Bring your family outside and learn about migration, birds and biodiversity. Discover the best bird watching hotspots in our 80-acre garden located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk with our Garden Guides to learn about how our amazing collection of plants supports the migration of our fine feathered friends along British Columbia’s Pacific Flyway. Get some fresh air as a family and enjoy a guided walk through Vancouver’s oldest demonstration Food Garden, our Alpine collection and the Carolinian Forest.

Notes: Please dress for the weather and bring footwear suitable for all terrains. Tour will go ahead rain or shine. Bring your binoculars for a closer look at birds. TreeWalk is closed in winter and will open April 1, 2018. Free Visitor Parking for 3 hours, provided you enter your license plate.

Cancellation Policies: A $5.00 processing fee per attendee is charged if cancellation notice is less than 7 days prior to your scheduled program. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person. Cancellations can be made by contacting In the event that a program is cancelled by UBC Botanical Garden, we will offer the option of transferring to another program or obtaining a full refund.