Birdwatching ExplorePACKS

The Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of our Birdwatching ExplorePACKS. Anyone with a RPL Library card may borrow the ExplorePACKS.

The Birdwatching ExplorePACK is a bird watching starter pack, perfect for a fun and educational way to spend time outdoors and appreciate nature!

Each Birdwatching ExplorePACK contains:

  • Crossfire 8×42 binoculars with lens cap, strap and a soft case;
  • National Geographic field guide to the birds of Western North America
  • Pacific authentic Richmond BC birding map;
  • Map-guide to the common birds of Vancouver
  • British Columbia birds: a folding pocket guide to familiar species.
  • Discover Richmond: birds
  • List of resources on birdwatching
  • Satisfaction survey

These kits are made possible by the generous donation of Birds Canada, Wild Birds Unlimited, Vortex Optics, and Environment, Climate Change Canada and through the generous work of James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist and Birds Canada.

             

To find out more about Birds Canada’s, education initiatives, and conservation work, please visit www.birdscanada.org for more information about the Birdwatching backpack, please call Richmond Public Library at (604) 231-6422, or ask about it the next time you visit.

Watch for new ExplorePACKS for Fishing and Forest & Nature Hiking coming soon!

Resources

BC Bird Trail

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BC Nature: Federation of BC Naturalists

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Biodiversity Bingo Game

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Bird Checklist

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Birds Brochure & Checklist

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Birds Canada

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Boreal Songbird Initiative

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Find a Birdwatching buddy!

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Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society

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Map of Birding Areas

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Pacific Wildlife Foundation

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Stewardship Centre for BC

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Vancouver Avian Research Society

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Wild Bird Trust

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Wild Birds Unlimited – Vancouver

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WildResearch

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Birdwatching Apps

Audubon Bird Guide

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eBird

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Merlin Bird ID

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Seek by iNaturalist

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At the Library

Bird Storytime Kit

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RPL Bird Bingo Game

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Staff Picks

Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Cannings, Richard J.

What It's Like to Be A Bird

Sibley, David

How to Know the Birds

Floyd, Ted

The Birds of Vancouver Island's West Coast

Dorst, Adrian

Best Places to Bird in British Columbia

Cannings, Russell

Vancouver Birds

Kavanagh, James