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, November 5
Birding at DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP

Join leader Larry Cowan for this half-day birding field trip to DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. The area is home to many over wintering species with waterfowl in the sloughs, ponds and river with the chance of raptors over the fields. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the washroom facilities at Cedar & Victoria Drs. in NE Coquitlam at 0900. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the parking area off Quarry Road in Minnekhada RP for our return trip. 604-307-0931


Saturday, November 12
Eagle Tour from Harrison Mills with guest speaker David Hancock on November 12, 2016
Join us for boat tour with guest speaker David Hancock (eagle expert) on the Harrison River to see feasting Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans among other birds on the water.
Each fall millions of salmon return to the Fraser and Harrison River to spawn. Soon after the salmon return gets underway, hundreds (often thousands) of bald eagles begin to descend on the area eager to gorge themselves on the carcasses. These impressive raptors can be viewed from the land but the best way to get up close to the eagles is on board the custom designed all weather jet boat. This boat has large windows that slide open, providing excellent opportunities for viewing and photography.
The river tour is only one part of this unique outing as we have stop at one of BC Historical Sites. This part of the adventure will take your group up to Kilby Historic Site to tour the museum and farm which only enhances the experience.
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment - $115 cheque made out to Nature Vancouver and mailed to Bengül.
This price includes Tour guide/interpreter, entrance to Kilby Historic Site and lunch.
The trip is rain or shine unless our captain decides to cancel due to inclement weather or rough water. If it is cancelled, we can reschedule. Please bring full rain gear, extra warm clothing, woolly hat and gloves. Bring a snack, water, binoculars and your camera.
Be at Kilby Historic site (215 Kilby Rd) at 10:30 am (sign in and washroom break):
Registration is limited to 19 (nineteen) participants and deadline is October 31. To register or for further information contact Bengül by email bengul.
No cancellations 48 hours prior to the trip.
Sunday, November 13
Nature Walk along Brunette River

Join Kelly Sekhon for a nature walk along Central Valley Greenway in Burnaby and New Westminster. We will look for birds, fungi and spawnig salmon. On this trip last year we saw an American Dipper.

Meet at 9 am outside the Sperling SkyTrain station on the Millenium Line. If you have to drive, then find a parking spot at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex (# 20 on the MAP) and meet the group in front of Bill Copeland Sports Centre (3676 Kensington Ave., Burnaby) at around 9:20 am. 

We will walk along the north shore of Burnaby Lake and along Brunette River through Hume Park to catch the SkyTrain at Braid Street. Please bring a lunch, hot drink and transit fare. Difficulty Rating A5.

Contact Kelly by e-mail. Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates.

Saturday, November 19
Jericho Birding Walk

Saturday, November 19. This is a half day walk around the Park to view ducks and winter birds in the different habitats. Meet at 9:00 AM At the West entrance sign, located at NW Marine Drive and Discovery Street. Bus service and free street parking available. Washroom stops along the route. Leader: Adrian 604 263 7957.


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 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.