2024 Tofino Shorebird Festival - Birding on the Mudflats

Join the Raincoast Education Society to celebrate and learn about shorebirds that visit the region every spring! 

Birding on the Mudflats

Monday through Friday, April 29 - May 3 / On the birding platform at Hotel Zed

FREE Drop-by Events:

  • Monday, April 29, 3 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30, 3 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 1, 4 – 6 pm
  • Thursday, May 2, 9:30 am -12 pm
  • Friday, May 3, 9:30am -12 pm

Find fellow birders, spotting scopes, and bird guide Mark Maftei from the Raincoast Education Society 

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 offer some of the best and most accessible high-quality shorebird habitats in Tofino. Bird viewing on the mudflats is tide relevant – the rising tide when birds are pushed up towards the upper mudflats for a better view. 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 the RES will have a couple to share. No dogs, please.

Find out more information about the Shorebird Festival events HERE. If you are interested in diving deeper and learning more about the general ecology and biology of birds, we highly recommend the Raincoast Institure course: Birds of the West Coast which you can access HERE

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