Mother’s Day Tea with the Birds

Photo: Flickr Kerok Pics

Here’s an event Vancouver’s bird-loving Mom’s will be tweeting about! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 12 and set flight for Boundary Bay Regional Park to celebrate both Mom and International Migratory Bird Day. Presented by the Boundary Bay Park Association, this afternoon of family fun features interactive displays, birding walks, not to mention tea and cookies.

Photo: Flickr Bryan Hughes

Boundary Bay Regional Park, located in Tsawwassen just south of Vancouver, is an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. Sandy beaches, tidal flats, salt marshes and a well-maintained dyke trail makes it one of my favourite locations for quiet morning walks or scenic bike rides. Horse enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that riding is permitted on certain sections of the Boundary Bay Dyke Trail.

Photo: Rob Weiss

Of course, in addition to cyclists and joggers, avid birders frequent the region, as it is internationally recognized as an Important Bird Area and critical rest stop for thousands of birds using the Pacific Flyway migration route, a path our fine feathered friends follow all the way from Alaska to South America. Fortunately for us, Boundary Bay is the ideal place for shorebirds, waterfowl and songbirds to rest, feed, and gather energy in preparation for their ongoing and awe-inspiring journey.

Photo: Flickr Bryan Hughes

Curious adventurers visiting the park will have ample opportunity to view countless birds from sparrows and swallows to owls, eagles and numerous shorebirds. Of course, for the untrained eye and ear, identifying different species can be a challenge. Never fear. Experienced ornithologists will be onsite during the Mother’s Day celebration to lead walks and answer your queries. Just one question remains, one lump or two?

Photo: Rob Weiss

Tea Time:

Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at the historic Cammidge House
Getting There: Boundary Bay Regional Park is accessible by transit. Parking is located at the Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen and cycling enthusiasts will enjoy accessing the park from South Surrey via the Boundary Bay Dyke trail.

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