Tiny Feathered Travellers

Mon May 20 2024 at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Secret Headquarters | Vancouver

Secret Lantern Society
Publisher/HostSecret Lantern Society
Tiny Feathered Travellers
Tracking the trajectories of tiny transient tanagers, warblers, robins, juncos and various avian adventurers.
About this Event

It's migration season! The trees in our neighborhoods are getting more colorful and filled with the sweet songs of birds from afar. Join us out in the field as we search the urban environment for these transcontinental athletes touching down after their marathon flights. If we're lucky we’ll see and hear the Western Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Rufous Hummingbird, Yellowthroat Warbler, and of course the American Robin. And possibly a surprise visitor!

After our journey we’ll return to Secret Headquarters to learn about the sometimes bizarre adaptations these tiny creatures undergo as part of the phenomenon of migration and marvel at the fascinating and strange history of humanity’s attempts to understand our feathered friends and this incredible feat.

Please note: unlike our other Secret Salons this one takes place in the morning. Remember: the early bird gets to hear the other early birds sing!

Event Notes / Be Prepared:

  • Tickets are available by sliding scale ($30-$50). Suggested admission: $35
  • Doors open at 9:00 AM
  • This event is best suited for participants ages 16+
  • Space is limited to 20 participants
  • Please feel free to bring binoculars
  • We will be walking for approximately an hour so please dress accordingly
  • Complimentary tea & snacks provided

Your donation contributes directly to supporting our programming to continue ongoing learning and cultural sharing. We thank you for your support. If you have financial barriers preventing you from purchasing a ticket, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate.

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About the facilitator:

Celina Starnes’ previous Secret Salon presentations have included: The Secret Life of Crows: Interpreting the Mysteries of Corvid Behaviour; and Drawing From Life and Death: Drawing Animal Skulls by Candlelight with Cello Music.

Her day job is the Outreach Director at the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance, a national conservation organization. There, she is driving forward solutions to the biodiversity and climate crises by fostering meaningful collaboration across diverse stakeholders, accelerating conservation on a national scale. She grew up in Montreal, and took full advantage of all the culture the city had to offer as she started a career in visual arts. She then switched to conservation and, after completing her schooling at the McGill School of Environment, she headed west to British Columbia to start contributing to nature protection. After the workday is done, she enjoys dreaming up creative ideas for nature-centred events that introduce people to the natural world in fun and sometimes weird ways! These events are a throwback to her many years in environmental education as a tour leader at Ducks Unlimited, an events coordinator Metro Vancouver Parks, and as the public education manager at Stanley Park.

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Secret Headquarters is gratefully situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honor, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Secret Headquarters, 1398 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, Canada


CAD 0.00 to CAD 35.00

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