EventsIntroduction to Birdwatching

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Introduction to Birdwatching

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Iona Beach Regional Park


Learn the basics of birding with Birds Canada using Richmond Public Library Birdwatching ExplorePACKS. The program will begin with an outdoor presentation from Birds Canada covering topics such as:

  • Why birds and birding?
  • Guide to binoculars and field guides
  • Major bird groups and families
  • Canadian birds and conservation

This presentation will be followed by a guided birding experience using Richmond Public Library Birdwatching ExplorePACKS

This program is offered in partnership with Birds Canada (

What you need to know before attending:

  • We will be meeting on-site in the parking lot next to the public restrooms at Iona Beach Regional Park. (GPS coordinates: 49.218937,-123.213313)
  • While the terrain is relatively flat, there may be some gravel trails. 
  • Please dress for the weather, as this program will occur rain or shine!
  • Binoculars will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own.

Getting to Iona Beach Regional Park:

  • We recommend driving or cycling to the parking lot where we will be meeting, following the GPS coordinates 49.218937,-123.213313.
  • The Canada Line will take you to the nearest transit stop at Templeton Station, a 90-minute walk from the parking lot.

Mask wearing continues to be appreciated and encouraged in our libraries, especially in situations where maintaining personal space can be challenging.

Photo Procedure: Library staff may take photos and videos to be used for promotional purposes by the library. If you would prefer not to have your picture taken, please speak to a library staff member. Participants of online programs and events are asked to not take screenshots and/or record programs.

We Suggest

Birdwatching Backpack

National Geographic Birding Basics

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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