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It is simply not possible to describe how much I enjoyed yesterday evening’s presentation: the technical information provided; the passion of Mr. Matthews for his subject and the excellence of his delivery; and the breathtaking photos, all of which created that sense of wonder in me about these birds, about all birds, really. Amazing. Simply amazing.
Peter McNamee - Hummingbirds of the World presentation attendee.

Presentations are given by an entertaining educator, ornithologist, North American Banding Council (NABC) Trainer and avian researcher.

Presentations are tailored for groups of all sizes and age groups – from girl guides to seniors’ groups looking to learn more about birds and nature or for serious birders and banders looking to take their knowledge to the next level and beyond. (For details of our school groups and university/college groups presentations and lectures, please refer to the relevant pages.)

To accommodate requests for VARC talks and lectures in a cost-effective and efficient way, they are scheduled using the zoom platform and may be recorded. The sessions are then available for people not able to attend the event. Exceptions may be made for in-person presentations subject to speaker availability, please inquire for more information.

Always lively and interesting, they are guaranteed to provoke interest and lively question-and-answer sessions. Our presenters will leave your group with a greater love of birds and the environment! (See the sample presentations below)

Highlights of Presentation

  • You will learn what challenges are facing our birds and the environment and some simple things that you can do to help.
  • You will learn about our migratory birds’ fluid lives in four seasons and the ecological intricacies they require to survive.
  • Join us to learn about the miracle of migration or for a bird-friendly garden workshop – you are guaranteed to learn a lot!
  • Enjoy the amazing photos of our local species – many of which you probably didn’t even realize were here!


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Education Testimonials

VARC is a Registered Canadian Charity dedicated to wild bird research, conservation and education, and as such, we ask for a minimum honorarium of $150 for each speaking engagement.

If you would like us to arrange to speak to your group or association – please complete the adjacent inquiry form and payment may be made through the speaking engagement  link on the right.

Please note that there will be no refunds unless we receive at least 3 days notice of a cancellation.

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