Field Trip Schedule

For detailed information about Field Trips, Field Trips Policy, Guidelines for Field Trip Leaders and "Release of Liability" form, please click on Field Trips - General Info.

Nature Vancouver recommends trip participants review the Release of Liability waiver before the day of the trip.

Saturday, December 3
Dipper Quest, Maple Ridge

This half-day outing is our annual quest to find American Dippers in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. We have been successful since 2006 finding our quarry. After locating a Dipper or two we will spend the balance of the morning birding the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area in search of raptors, waterfowl, other winter migrants. Meet at 0900 in the McDonald’s parking lot on the SW corner of Lougheed Hwy & Harris Rd. in Pitt meadows for car pooling. Your leader will be Larry Cowan 604-307-0931

 

Sunday, December 4
Microscopic Plants in a Big Ocean are Way Cool because...
At the Beaty Biodiversity Museum @ UBC. Included with museum admission or membership (Let them know you're a NV member) Learn about the astounding diversity of phytoplankton - tiny plant-like organisms that live throughout our world's oceans. An entire ecosystem, invisible to the naked eye, has dramatic impact on the air we breathe, the fish we eat, and even Earth's climate. Biological Oceanography Master's student Alysia Herr will explore the "paradox of the plankton" - why do we see such a vast diversity of species in an environment so seemingly uniform? What role do these organisms play in their environment, and in what surprising ways might they be affecting our climate?
Sunday, December 18
Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

 The Vancouver Count will be held on Sunday,December 18.Leaders from last year please start putting  your Team to-gether.Time flys and some of us travel,out of Town in Oct. and Nov.There may be an Area opening for New Leaders.Contact teams coordinator ,Adrian Grant Duff at 604 263 7957 for more information and/or to volunteer.Count Teams usually start at 8:00 am and go untill dusk.You can participate for part of the day as a team member.Participants may be recorders,spotters,drivers or birders of various abilities.All are welcome.Free.

 

Saturday, January 7
Birding Trip to White Rock Pier and Blackie Spit

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206) at the base of the White Rock Pier at 0830 AM or carpool at 0750 AM at Tim Horton's near Steveston Hwy and No. 5 Road, Richmond. A half day trip - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. 

Tuesday, January 10
Birding Trip to Terra Nova.

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206) at the Westminster Highway parking lot at 0830 AM or carpool at 0750 AM at Tim Horton's near Steveston Hwy and No. 5 Road, Richmond. Roughly a two hour walk  - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather

Saturday, January 14
Birding Trip to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary - Delta

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206) at the parking lot of Reifel Refuge at 0830 AM or carpool at 0750 AM at Tim Horton's near Steveston Hwy and No. 5 Road, Richmond. A half day trip - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather.

Tuesday, January 17
Birding Trip to Iona Beach Regional Park - Richmond

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206) at the parking lot of Iona Island Regional Park at 0830 AM or carpool at 0750 AM at Tim Horton's near Steveston Hwy and No. 5 Road, Richmond. A two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather.

Wednesday, January 18
Birding Trip to Trout Lake (John Hendry Park – Vancouver)

Join Al Grass for this ½ day birding trip. Meet at 9:30am in front of the Trout Lake Community Centre (Victoria Drive and 19th Avenue) which is close to the SkyTrain and bus stops.  This is a great birding area and there are always surprises.  It is also a good spot for new birders to hone their skills and chance to see California Gulls. Contact Al Grass at 604 538 8774.

Wednesday, January 18
Geology of some buildings and monuments in downtown Vancouver

Meeting location: Will be revealed on registration. Meeting time: 10:00 am. Duration: 3 to 4 hours. Terrain: Street walking. Event description: We will examine the exterior and interior of a number of buildings in downtown Vancouver to look at the various natural building stones used in construction and decoration. The provenance, composition and suitability of these materials will be explained. We will note how their use has changed over time according to availability, cost, custom and durability of materials used. This will also be an opportunity to learn about masonry terminology, the history of the buildings and their architecture. Registration: Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at 604-924-0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com to register and receive details as to the meeting location.

 

Saturday, January 21
Birding Trip to Brunswick Point, Delta

 Meet the leader Thomas Plath (tomplath@telus.net, cell 778 928-9206) at the base of the parking lot at the end of River Road, Delta at 0830 AM or carpool at 0750 AM at Tim Horton's near Steveston Hwy and No. 5 Road, Richmond. A half day trip - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather