Bird Surveys

Bird Surveys

Members of Nature Vancouver conduct monthly bird surveys at UBC Farm and UBC Botanical Gardens.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, our outdoor activities are on hold at the moment. We plan to restart these activities as soon as the restrictions are lifted and we develop a safe protocol for distancing.

UBC Farm

Every third Sunday of each month, join in a bird survey at the UBC Farm. All levels of birding knowledge are welcome to participate. The monthly survey takes from two to four hours, depending on weather conditions and how many birds we see. The survey begins at 8 a.m. (March to September) and 9 a.m. (October to February). Meet at the main gate to the UBC Farm, located on South Campus, at 3461 Ross Drive. http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/ For more information, contact Sue Kay-Downs at 604-569-3058. This monthly bird survey is organized by Nature Vancouver in partnership with the UBC Farm.

UBC Botanical Garden

The first Wednesday of each month, Nature Vancouver conducts a bird survey at the UBC Botanical Garden. The Friends of the Garden support and participate in this monthly survey. Meet at the Garden entrance gate at 8:00 am on the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year. The survey takes from two to four hours, depending on the weather, how many birds are seen, and how many plants are enjoyed along the route. All levels of birding knowledge are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Bev Ramey at 604 224-7689.  This monthly bird survey is organized by Nature Vancouver, in partnership with the UBC Botanical Garden.

Members can also volunteer to participate in annual events such as the Great Backyard Bird Count and Christmas Bird Count. More information is available on BIRD STUDIES CANADA website.

Bird Studies Canada is also looking for volunteers to help with British Columbia Coastal Waterbird Survey. This survey involves counting water birds at specific locations along the BC coast each month. Volunteers should have intermediate to advanced bird identification skills and have access to binoculars or a spotting scope. Click HERE for more information. 

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