tofino shorebird festival 2008

11th Annual Pacific Rim Shorebird Festival: April 25-27, 2008


On the Pacific Rim, peak shorebird migration occurs in late April and early May... join the Raincoast Education Society for walks, talks, and more so you can learn more about these amazing birds that stop over on our local mudflats and beaches for just a few days during a journey of thousands of kilometers long!

For more information call 250-725-2560 or email
Feathered Fashions:
Moult & Migration
Clayoquot Field Station
at Tofino Botanical Gardens
Fri Apr 25 7:30pm
Presentation: Feathered fashions: timing of moult and migration in sandpipers. Join Samantha Franks, an M.Sc. candidate from Simon Fraser University for a presentation about how the condition of migratory shorebirds affects their moulting and migration timing. Shorebirds have a lot of decisions to make on their long journeys!
Guided Birdwatching

Wickaninnish Interpretive Ctr.
Pacific Rim National Park
Sat Apr 26 9:00am-10:45am
Guided Bird Watching with Pacific Rim National Park's, Silva Johansson. A chance to spot birds and whales! Bring your binoculars, spotting scopes, and curiosity.
Shorebirds 101
Wickaninnish Interpretive Ctr.
Pacific Rim National Park
Sat Apr 26 11:00am-noon
"Shorebirds 101"- with local expert birder Adrian Dorst - a spectacular slideshow that will inspire you to learn how to identify local shorebirds.
Guided Birdwatching

South Chesterman parking lot
Sat Apr 26 2:30pm-4:30pm
An afternoon of birding in two locations - start at Chesterman Beach then we'll head to the Tofino mudflats at Sharp Road. Meet at South Chesterman Beach parking lot, Tofino.
Peregrine Predation
on waterbirds
Clayoquot Field Station
at Tofino Botanical Gardens
Sat Apr 26 7:30pm
Join Dick Dekker, expert birder and author for presentation that summarizes his 45 years of observing peregrine falcon predation on waterbirds in Alberta and British Columbia.
Photography Workshop

Clayoquot Field Station
Sun Apr 27 9am-noon
How to take better photos of birds with photographer Jared Hobbs. Interested in tips on how to take better photos of birds? Hear them from an expert in a hands on workshop. Pre-registration required. Please call the Raincoast Education Society at 725-2560 for more information. Watch for posters around our towns for more details.
Guided Walk
Clayoquot 101
Tofino Botanical Gardens
Sun Apr 27 10am-noon
"More than Just Mud!" Join Raincoast Education Society and Tofino Botanical Gardens naturalists for an overview of the natural history of Clayoquot Sound, with a special focus on the Tofino Mudflats, a largely undiscovered jewel, nestled between ancient rainforest and rich ocean waters. This guided walk will last about 90 minutes then leave you to bird watch or explore the forest and mudflats on your own.
Tofino Mudflats
Stewardship Celebration
Clayoquot Field Station
Sun Apr 27 1pm-4pm
Join us for an afternoon of music, food, a campfire, our Kids Shorebird art show, face painting, gumboot painting with artist Marla Thirsk and much, much more. Great for kids! Bring your own pair of gumboots, we'll supply the paint and brushes! Watch for posters around our towns for more details.
Coming in May!
The Shorebird Brunch, generously sponsored by the Wickaninnish Inn and Pointe Restaurant. Watch Tofino Time for more details!
Please call the Raincoast Education society for more information at (250) 725-2560. Or email us at

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Tofino's 11th Annual Pacific Rim Shorebird festival takes place from April 25-27, 2008 in Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park.

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