Young Birders Program – Field Trips

Young Birders. Photo: Melissa Hafting

Upcoming Events – 2018

If you are between 12-18 years old and want to register, or would like further details on where to meet and at what time for each trip, please contact Melissa Hafting at: bcbirdergirl(at)gmail(dot)com

Important. Please register early to avoid disappointment. For trips designated as “FULL” please put your name on the waiting list if you want to come. Registrants may become sick or cancel, which would open up a space for you.

TOFINO PELAGIC (Overnight trip) – May 11-12, 2018 – fee required

MANNING PARK Bird Blitz – June 16, 2018 – (Meet Melissa at Manning Park, or come for her talk the night before and camp) – free

PRINCETON TRIP (August and Swan Lakes) – July 7, 2018 – small fee required

REIFEL MIGRATORY BIRD SANCTUARY, BOUNDARY BAY & ROBERTS BANK  (IO Congress trip) – August 24, 2018 – fee required

BIRDING & BANDING AT COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK  (IO Congress trip) – August 25, 2018 – fee required

SQUAMISH ESTUARY, SEA TO SKY GONDOLA, & PORTEAU COVE – (IO Congress trip) August 27, 2018 – fee required

PTARMIGAN HIKE (Semaphore Lakes, Pemberton) – September 8, 2018 (FINAL TRIP OF THE YEAR) – small fee required


Gray Jay – Canada’s National Bird. Photo: Ian Harland

Past Events

Follow the Young Birders’ latest field trips here.

Gray Jay and friend. Photo: Melissa Hafting

Ucluelet Pelagic with WildResearch
May 6-7th, 2017 – Overnight Trip


Bird of the trip. Manx Shearwater. Photo: Liam Singh


A happy group, with leaders, aboard MV Frances Barkley – Ucluelet pelagic trip.

Flatiron Mountain, Coquihalla Summit
September 10, 2016


Needle Peak, September 2016. Photo: Melissa Hafting

Alpine lake, Coquihalla Summit. Photo: Melissa Hafting

Sooke Pelagic, Whiffen Spit
September 3, 2016

Grant Narrows, Pitt Meadows
July 16, 2016

June 4, 2016

Reifel Refuge, Serpentine Fen
Window Strike Presentation by the Canadian Wildlife Service
April 22, 2016

CBC4KIDS Iona Island, Richmond
Dec 14, 2015

Boundary Bay, Reifel Refuge
November 11, 2015

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
October 3, 2015

Whistler field trip. Photo: Melissa Hafting

Mini Pelagic Race Rocks, Victoria City
September 4, 2015

Manning Park
June 13, 2015

April 25, 2015

Manning Park
Aug 30, 2014

Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish
June 14, 2014

August and Swan Lakes, Princeton
May 31, 2014

Meadowlark Festival, Penticton
May 14-18, 2014