Join a local naturalist for a series of free monthly walks (September through May) to discover Surrey’s birds. Learn how these amazing creatures are adapted to their habitat and why our local urban parks are so important for their survival. Become familiar with many birds species and their habitats, improve your identification skills and find answers to all your birding questions!
These walks are drop-in, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars and a field guide, if you have them.
Explore shaded forest, flower gardens and a pond while looking for birds. Meet in the playground parking lot north of 104A Avenue.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 9am – 11am
Elgin Heritage Park (13601 Crescent Road)
Enjoy views of the Nicomekl River while looking for shorebirds and other winter residents. Explore a variety of habitats as you walk through forest, meadow, and fresh- and saltwater marsh. The parking lot entrance is on the north side of Crescent Road, west of 136 Street.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 9am – 11am
Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park (9016 164 Street)
Look for birds in the old fields, orchard, pond and forest in one of Surrey’s newest parks. Meet at the parking lot off of 164 Street.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 9am – 11am
Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers(14225 Green Timbers Way)
Start by observing the bird feeders at the Surrey Nature Centre, and then walk along forested trails to Green Timbers Lake. Meet in the Surrey Nature Centre’s parking lot.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 9am – 11am
Redwood Park (17900 20 Avenue)
See how local birds use the arboretum, a collection of trees from around the world. Meet in the parking lot off of 20 Avenue.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9am – 11am
Surrey Lake Park (7500 152 Street)
Search for birds in the lake, meadow, marsh and forest habitats of this diverse park. The parking lot can only be entered from northbound 152 Street.