Fairmont Vancouver Airport hosts two unique ‘Room & Bird’ packages for nature lovers

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport goes to the birds with their new 'Room & Bird' packages.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport goes to the birds with their new ‘Room & Bird’ packages.

Located where high fliers – large and small, human and avian – gather daily, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport is hosting two unique birder-friendly packages.

It’s only natural that the Fairmont Vancouver Airport has organized two bird-based getaways. The hotel is located in the Fraser River estuary – home to the Pacifc Coast flyaway, a popular stopover for birds migrating from over 20 countries and three continents. Waterfowl and shorebirds from breeding grounds in Siberia, Alaska, Yukon, and other arctic and prairie areas all stop to refuel in the area on their way to warmer wintering grounds.

Dubbed their ‘Room & Bird’ packages, the number one ranked Airport Hotel in North America will entice naturalists and birders alike with two exclusive, field-trip based birding stays at the hotel.

Partnering with local conservation group WildResearch and Swarovski Optik, the two birding vacations include guided trips, use of luxury binoculars, accommodation at the hotel and meals.

The Fly Away Package runs weekends until November 2 and allows guests to become researchers for a day. The Fly Away experience takes guests to Iona Island where they will do eight hours of field work and birding with WildResearch biologists, eat a picnic breakfast and lunch and use Swarovski Optik binoculars and spotting scopes. The package includes a night at the hotel.

A black throated grey warbler || Photo Credit: WildResearch

A black throated grey warbler || Photo Credit: WildResearch

The See the Unseen Package is available year-round and allows eagle-eyed, swallow-spotting guests the opportunity to explore local birding hot spots. When guests reserve the See the Unseen package they get a night’s accommodate, breakfast, lunch and snacks plus return transportation to local bird watching locales such as Iona Island, Boundary Bay/Roberts Bank, and/or the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. This package also includes private birding with a WildResearch naturalist/biologist and use of Swarovski Optik binoculars and spotting scopes.

The Fraser River estuary is a globally admired birding destination because of the huge variety and numbers of feathery friends that flock to its shores, fields and bodies water. For example, nearly all the world’s western sandpipers stop to rest during their massive migrations between Alaska nesting grounds and wintering sites from California to Peru. Meanwhile, more than 35 other shorebird species rely on this estuary throughout the year. Many species of gull also congregate in the Fraser River estuary including Western Grebes and Double-Crested Comorants.

For more information on the ‘Room & Bird’ promotion visit: www.fairmont.com/vancouver-airport-richmond. Learn more about WildResearch’s important conservation work by visiting http://wildresearch.ca.

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