Surrey residents invited to meet their feathered neighbors

April 4, 2017 by  

The city of Surrey will be hosting two birding walks, and birders from across the city are invited to participate.

The walks , which will be led by a naturalist, will explore local parks to see the fine feathered friends who call them home. As they walk, there will be a discussion about the different species that may be encountered, as well as how the habitat in these areas are important for their survival.

Those who plan on joining in the activity are reminded to dress for the weather, as the walks will take place rain or shine. They are also advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothing and to bring along their binoculars and also a field guide and record book so they can record what they have seen. With some luck, those who participate may even see a bird they have never encountered before. Those who organize events such as this can use comb binding to produce simple identification guides for those who participate.

April’s excursion will visit Redwood Park, where those who take part will learn how birds use the trees in the arboretum for food, shelter and nesting. In May, Surrey Lake Park will be the destination, and the walkers will have an opportunity to see how birds have adapted to life in the forest, marsh and meadow.

The activities have been scheduled for April 22nd and May 20th. Anyone who would like to find out more is asked to visit the city’s website.