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Birding Walks

chickadees sitting on a branch

Birding Walks

Location:

Various parks

Contact:
Surrey Nature Centre
604-502-6065
environment@surrey.ca

Category:
Kids and Family Parks and Environment Seniors Youth

Cost:
Free

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.

Free Birding Walks Schedule

Date Time Location Description
Sat, September 16 9am - 11am Hi-Knoll Park (19569 Colebrook Rd) Explore grassy meadows, swampy marshes and a wooded area to seek out the birds that call this park home. Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Colebrook Road.
Sat, October 21 9am - 11am Blackie Spit Park (3136 McBride Ave) Discover the shoreline while enjoying amazing views of Boundary Bay and its seabirds. Meet in the gravel parking lot at the north end of McBride Ave.
Sat, November 18 9am - 11am Serpentine Wildlife Management Area (14246 - 44 Ave) Walk along grassy dyke trail and scan the open water for migrating waterfowl. Meet in the parking lot on 44 Ave, west of King George Blvd.
Sat, December 16 9am - 11am Hawthorne Rotary Park (10503 - 144 St) Enjoy shaded forest, flower garden and a pond while looking for the birds in the park. Meet in the parking lot, next to the playground.
Sat, January 20 9am - 11am Elgin Heritage Park (13601 Crescent Rd) Walk through wetland habitats for a chance to shorebirds feeding on the Nicomekl River mudflats and a northern harrier swooping over the meadow.  Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Crescent Rd, west of 136 St.
Sat, February 17 9am - 11am Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve (9016 - 164 St) Look for birds in the old fields, orchard, pond and forest habitats of one of Surrey’s newest parks. If you’re lucky, see a barred owl perched silently in a tree! Meet in the parking lot off 164 St.
Sat, March 17 9am - 11am Surrey Nature Centre (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 where osprey and cormorants fish for rainbow trout. Meet in the Surrey Nature Centre’s parking lot.
Sat, April 21 9am - 11am Redwood Park (17900 - 20 Ave) See how local birds use the arboretum, a collection of trees from around the world. Meet in the parking lot off of 20 Ave.
Sat, May 19 9am - 11am Surrey Lake Park (7500 - 152 St) Explore lake, meadow, marsh and forest in this diverse park. Listen for woodpeckers drumming in the distance and try to spot one up close! Meet in the parking lot (must be approached heading north on 152 St).