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21st Annual Tofino Shorebird Festival

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Saturday, May 5th, 2018
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Every year from late April through May, flocks of sandpipers, plovers, Whimbrels, and many other shorebirds pass through the Tofino area. Thousands stop here to feed and rest as they make their impressive journey from South and Central America northward to their Arctic breeding grounds.

The protected forests, expansive mudflats, long sandy beaches, and rocky shorelines of the region create the right combination of habitats to draw over 40 species of shorebirds to the area, including the largest migratory concentrations of Whimbrels anywhere in British Columbia, and impressive flocks of Western Sandpipers, Dunlin and more. The threatened Red Knot is also a regular visitor each spring, as well as Rock Sandpiper in winter. In past years, local bird expert Adrian Dorst listed at least 30 species of shorebirds during spring migration! The Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates this impressive annual migration with a series of educational birding activities and events.

Check for 2018 Schedule of events.

Cost: General: FREE & Paid Events
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Children's Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
Everything Else
Sports | Recreation
Location: Tofino - Various Locations
Tofino, Tofino
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Raincoast Education Society
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