Field Trip Schedule

For detailed information about Field Trips, Field Trips Policy, Guidelines for Field Trip Leaders and "Release of Liability" form, please click on Field Trips - General Info.

Nature Vancouver recommends trip participants review the Release of Liability waiver before the day of the trip.

Tuesday, May 9
Birding at Iona Island

Meet leader Thomas Plath, cell 778 928-9206 at the parking lot at Iona Regional Park at 8:00 AM. Minimum two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. We will be searching for migrants especially shorebirds. To carpool or if you need a lift please call the leader to make arrangements.


Saturday, May 13
The Sanctuary/ Bird Walks

  There are two back to back Bird Walks to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and is a Vancouver Bird Week Event.Good chance to see warblers.Meet leaders. Doug Cooper and Pat Miller,on the North East corner of Hastings and Renfrew Streets ( PNE Park Entrance) at 7:00 am and or 9:00 am.Come out and enjoy Nature around the pond ,an oasis for birds.All interested participants welcome.PublicTansit and washrooms available.


Saturday, May 13
Queen Elizabeth Park birding - International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13, 2017

Join us for a morning of birding in beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park, on International Migratory Bird Day, the last day of Vancouver Bird Week. Last year we saw 29 species, including Orange-crowned, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Townsend`s and Wilson`s Warblers, Olive-sided and Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Warbling Vireo, Western Tanager, Black-capped chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Busthtits, Northern Flicker and Merlin. This year there will be just one longer 4-hour outing starting at 8AM, rather than the 2 shorter 2-hour outings we had last year. Meet outside the entrance to the Bloedel Conservatory. Pay parking is in effect throughout the park, except at the south end, beside the pitch-and-putt course. A map of the park is attached. Trip leaders are Colin Clasen (604-942-1262) and Brent Diakow.


Saturday, May 13
Musqueam Park to The River/Birding

  This is a Walk to cover trails in Musqueam Park,then south on the Fraser River Trail to Deering Island to find birds.Meet leaders Alan and Donna McKenzie at 8:30 AM,in the parking lot, at SW Marine Drive and Crown Street.Contact Alan ; There is no pre-registration required but it is helpful ,for the leader to have an idea of the number of participants.Bring binoculers if possible.All interested people welcome.This is a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day,and is the final day of Vancouver Bird Week.Duration about two hours.

Saturday, May 13
Renfrew Ravine Park / Birding

 This is a good area for warblers,thrushes, sparrows and other spring migrants.You will learn their calls and songs and explore this rehabilitated area.Meet Leader Istvan Orosi at 8:30 am ,in front of the Renfrew Community Centre,2929 East 22nd Avenue,Vancouver.Duration about two hours.All interested people welcome.Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring binoculars (optional)Contact information ;Istvan email


Saturday, May 13
Cecil Green Park,U.B.C.

Good birding in gardens, hedgerows, local trails and along the clifftop enviromentally sensitive planted area. Good chance to see warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other migrants, maybe Black Swifts and a few seabirds. Meet Leader Neill Vanhinsberg at 8:30 am in front of the Museum of Anthropology. All interested people welcome, including novice birders. Here is a chance to be outside with nature all around you. Participants should bring binoculars, if available. Preregistration is not necessary but an email to Neill with a commitment you will attend would be helpful. This Walk celebrates International Migratory Bird Day and is part of the Vancouver Bird Week. Duration of walk about two hours.


Saturday, May 13
Jericho Park Birding

This is a half day Bird Walk to be part of International Migratory Bird Day. View and hear birds and be out enjoying Nature. Open to all interested participants, no pre-registration necessary. Meet Leader Adrian at 9:00 am at the West entrance to the Park, at NW Marine Drive at Discovery Street. There is limlted free parking and transit. Washrooms along the route.


Saturday, May 13
Iona Spring Birding

This Field Trip at Iona Regional Park is to celebrate and be part of International Migratory Bird Day, and is part of Nature Vancouver partnership with Vancouver City Bird Week. Meet the leader, Colin Clark, in the parking lot near the washrooms at the end of the Iona road at 9:00 am. Duration about 3 hours. All interested participants welcome.


Saturday, May 13
Everett Crowley Birding

 This birding trip is to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and is part of Vancouver Bird Week. Meet leader Bill Kinkaid at the Main Park entrance on Kerr Street, just South of 62nd Avenue at 9:00 am. Duration about 3 hours. Public transit and washrooms available across the street.


Saturday, May 13
Vancouver Bird Week 2017

 Vancouver Bird Week events are May 06 to May13. Join Nature Vancouver birding leaders to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13 with Bird Walks in parks all over Vancouver. Learn about Vancouver's birds and birding techniques from experienced walk leaders. All interested participants are welcome.