A big flock of shorebirds. Get used to it son....it's that time of year!

Yes yes, we are the High Arctic Gull Research Group, but there is more to life than just gulls! In fact, few things in life are better than witnessing the remarkable spectacle of shorebird migration, and there are few places in the world to better do that than in beautiful Tofino, BC.

HAGRG members Mark Maftei and Shanti Davis are proud to be working with the Raincoast Education Society organizing this year's event (the 18th Annual!), which will feature three days of enlightening talks and presentations by the likes of John Reynolds, John Neville, and more, as well as exciting opportunities to go birding both in the WHSRN recognized Tofino Mudflats and even to the edge of the continental shelf on an epic pelagic adventure. Come on out and join us if you can - we'd love to see you! The festival runs May 1-3; prime-time for shorebirds.

Details and information, registration and accommodation packages can all be accessed through the Raincoast page here: http://raincoasteducation.org/events/tofino-shorebird-festival