with bird guide Ian Cruickshank from Parks Canada
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tofino Mudflats @ the Tofino Botanical Gardens – follow trail to beach area (1084 Pacific Rim Highway)
This is the best opportunity to spend some time down on the Tofino mudflats to view flocks of shorebirds foraging and resting during their annual migration north. The mudflats at this location offers a viewing platform, a beach area, as well as a forest trail walk to another open bay for shorebird viewing. Several expert birders will be on hand to help you make the most of the best time of day for watching shorebirds – the rising tide when birds are pushed up towards the upper mudflats for a better view (high of 3.1 m @ 13:31 pm). This is a great event for both new and experienced birders, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area.
Bring your binoculars or spotting scope, or else we will have a couple to share. No dogs please.