Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale/File Photo)

Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale/File Photo)

Basic birding for beginners on the Saanich Peninsula

Event this Saturday at Island View Beach Regional Park

CENTRAL SAANICH — Have you ever wanted to bird watch?

This is a great time of year for birding, as courtship and territory disputes fill the air with song. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist to learn what to look for and how to use binoculars and field guides. Bring binoculars if you have them. A spotting scope is provided.

It’s happening Saturday June 2 from 9-11 a.m. at Island View Beach Regional Park, suitable for anyone over 8 years old. Meet at the grassy area adjacent ot the picnic shelter off Homathko Road. Please leave your pets at home.

Visit crd.bc.ca/parks-events.

— Capital Regional District