Field Trip Schedule

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Tuesday, January 24
Birding Trip to Terra Nova, Richmond

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (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. A two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather.


Saturday, January 28
Birding Trip to Serpentine Wildlife Management Area (formerly known as Serpentine Fen)

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (778 928-9206) at the Serpentine Fen parking lot 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.


Sunday, February 5
Cypress Park snowshoeing trip - Difficulty rating C6
Explore Cypress Provincial Park by snowshoe. The destination for this trip will depend on current weather and snow conditions but expect a moderately strenuous hike. You need to be in good physical condition and should have at least some experience with snowshoes to do this trip. Dress for changeable, cold and possibly damp weather (several layers are better than one heavy jacket) including water-resistant pants/leggings and footwear; if it's sunny, good UV-protective sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly recommended. Bring a lunch and warm beverage.
If you don't have your own snowshoes, we recommend renting from MEC. Carpool at Park Royal McDonald's at 0800; if you want to meet us at the mountain please make sure to contact the leader beforehand for directions. Winter tires are required for the road to the ski area. Difficulty rating C6. Contact Bill Kinkaid.
Thursday, February 9
Vanier Park Birding

   This is a half day field trip covering Vanier Park and West to Kits Beach pool.Expect to see Sea Ducks ,Grebes,and sparrows.Beginner birders welcome.Meet at the Totem Pole on the path behind The Maritime Museum.There is limited free parking in the area.Leader Adrian 604 263 7957.


Saturday, February 18
Birding at Colony Farm

Colony Farm RP is home to many over wintering raptors, sparrows, waterfowl and usually a Northern Shrike or two. Come discover what species the park has to offer on this year’s half-day outing. Meet at the parking area at the south end of Colony Farm Rd. in Coquitlam at 0900. Larry Cowan 604-307-0931.


Saturday, February 25
Jericho Park Birding

This is a half day field trip covering the ponds and foreshore.Meet at the West entrance to the Park at N.W Marine Drive aand Discovery Street.There is limited free parking in the area plus public transit.Washrooms available along the route.Leader: Adrian 604 263 7957.


Saturday, March 11
Jericho Park Birding

 This is a half day field trip covering the Park.Look for migrants.Meet at the West entrance N.W. Marine Drive and Discovery Street at 0900 hrs..There is limited free parking and public transit.The walk is about 3 hours.There are washroom stops along the way.Note all my walks to date in 2017 start at 9:00am.Leader: Adrian 604 263 7957.


Saturday, March 18
Half-day Birding Field Trip at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Join John Chandler for a half-day birding trip to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner. We will be looking for Snow Geese and other waterfowl as well as raptors. Remember to bring some money for the small admission fee and dress for chilly and/or wet weather. You may want to bring your lunch and a hot drink to enjoy in the warming hut after your walk. Meet John at the Reifel gift shop at 0900. Contact John at 604-839-8777.


Saturday, March 25
Birding at DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP

Join us for a half day birding trip to Coquitlam's DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. Osprey, hummingbirds, and swallows should be back on their breeding grounds. Spring migrants will also be moving through the area. With luck we should catch a glimpse of Sandhill Crane, Red Crossbills, Band-tailed Pigeon and Western Meadowlark. Meet in the main parking lot adjacent to the public washrooms at Cedar & Victoria Drives in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the parking lot off Quarry Road in Minnekhada RP for our return trip. Larry Cowan 604-307-0931.


Thursday, April 27
A stroll through 30 million years of Stanley Park's geological history

Meeting location: Will be revealed on registration. Time & date: Subject to change as 2017 tide tables not yet available. Duration: 3 to 4 hours. Terrain: Sea-wall path. Elevation gain: Flat. Event description: An interpretive walk along the Sea-wall of Stanley Park to learn about the geology of the Vancouver area. See how 40 to 70 million year old rivers laid down sand, silt, clay and minor coal over a period that included the waning years of the age of dinosaurs. Other features will be giant boulders of 100 million year old granite stranded by the retreating ice, remnants of ancient volcanoes, concretions in the sandstone, wave-cut notches in the cliff-face formed when the sea-level was higher. Low tide at the time of our walk will reveal other features such as wave-cut platforms formed by wave action over the last 5000 years, and see how First Nations peoples made use of the debris left by the glaciers to make fish traps. 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 to register and receive details as to the meeting location.