The 9th Annual Tofino Shorebird Festival 2006
The Raincoast Interpretive Centre, Tofino
You can be sure it’s Spring when you see flocks of shorebirds darting along our shoreline. Every year beginning in mid-to-late April flocks of sandpipers, plovers, whimbrels, and many other shorebirds pass through the Tofino area.
Friday, April 28th, 2006
7:30 pm at the RIC * "Eat here and die - how migrant sandpipers acquire food while avoiding falcon predators":
A presentation by guest speaker Andrea Pomeroy, graduate student at SFU. Andrea's love of nature and ecology have led her into graduate studies about the feeding decisions made by migrant western sandpipers at stopover sites in the Georgia Basin/Puget Sound region.
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
10 am • Shorebird Viewing at Chesterman Beach
Look for the spotting scopes and naturalists around mid-Chesterman beach. Everyone welcome, rain or shine. View some local shorebird migrants with Andrea Pomeroy and other local naturalists.
1 pm • Shorebird Viewing at Wickaninnish Beach
Learn more about migrating shorebirds. Join senior park interpreter Silva Johannson for a look into the lives of migrating shorebirds in the Pacific Rim National Park. Meet at the flagpole near the Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre.
2 pm • "The Best Places to Make-Out in the Pacific Rim Area!"
Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
A presentation by park warden Pete Clarkson about Black Oystercatchers and their nesting habitats. Pete coordinates the monitoring program for seabirds and shorebirds in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
7:30 pm • Shorebirds of Clayoquot Sound
Long Beach Lodge Resort, $5 Admission
Slideshow presentation with local & very talented photographer and naturalist Adrian Dorst
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
10 am to 2 pm • 'Tofino Mudflats Stewardship Celebration' at the Tofino Botanical Gardens!
Discover how the sea and land are inter-connected! Join local naturalists, the staff of the Raincoast Interpretive Centre and community groups involved in stewardship projects for a day of fun and activities.
Details: 10 am • 'Mudflat Mucking and Shorebird Spotting' - a children's program; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm * Guided walk with local naturalists, a Streamkeepers' demonstration and a chance to view maps and posters about the mudflats and eelgrass beds of Tofino's Wildlife Management Area (WMA); 12 pm - Shorebird Viewing Station on the mudflats. Everyone welcome; Donations appreciated. Rain or Shine ?
3 pm • Shorebird Viewing at Wickaninnish Beach
Learn more about migrating shorebirds. Join senior park interpreter Silva Johannson a look into the lives of migrating shorebirds in the Pacific Rim National Park. Meet at the flagpole near the Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre.
Monday May 1st, 2006
7:30 pm at the Clayoquot Community Theatre
Film: Winged Migration
Directed by Jacques Perrin (MICROCOSMOS), Winged Migration is a dramatically beautiful documentary about bird migratory patterns, featuring breathtaking photography and hypnotic music.
Sunday May 14th, 2006
Mon, 11 am - 1 pm • 'Brunch for the Birds'
Salal Room at the Pointe Restaurant. $40/person, limited seating
You don't need to be a birder to treat yourself to a scrumptious brunch in support of the Annual Shorebird Festival! To purchase tickets contact the RIC at 725-2560.
Raincoast Interpretive Centre 451 Main St, Tofino, BC
Ph (250)725-2560, Fax (250)725-1252 firstname.lastname@example.org