Birding Section

Birding Section

The programs and activities of the Birding Section of Nature Vancouver are organized by an elected committee of up to eight members.  As of Feb 2024, the committee has no active members. Please email to volunteer or ask for more information.

Birders’ Night 

At present the Evening programs of the Birding Section are held online via ZOOM Video Conferencing.

These programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future Birders’ Night presentations, please contact

The Birders’ night programs are held on the First Thursday of each month from (September to May) at 7:30 p.m. The link to the Zoom meeting is published in e-News on the Monday of the week. Non-members can request the link from

For a list of all evening programs go to 


The Birder’s Guide to Vancouver

Now expanded with all-new colour maps and more than 100 additional colour photographs, this guide explores 33 local birding areas that attract significant numbers of species throughout the year. Each area has a description, brand new walking map and information on the seasonal variations in species. Driving directions are also included. 

This guide was published by Harbour Publishing and can be purchased from the link:


It is also from retailers such as Wild Birds Unlimited, Backyard Bird Centre and Chapters.

A Kindle edition is available from

The Birders’ Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Seasonal Check List – Birds of Greater Vancouver

Area covered: Greater Vancouver from the International Boundary (including Point Roberts, WA) North to 49°. 35′ N West to the eastern shoreline of Howe Sound (including Bowen Island) and to the middle of the Strait of Georgia. East to 122° 33′ W (260th St. in Langley and Maple Ridge) including all of Golden Ears Provincial Park. Download the list from the following link:


Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count is the oldest and longest running Citizen Science Project in the Western Hemisphere that started in 1900. Members of Nature Vancouver organize and participate in this count every year. More information and reports of previous counts are available from the link:


Bird Surveys

Members of Nature Vancouver conduct monthly bird surveys at UBC Farm and UBC Botanical Gardens. More information on the link below:


Where to go Birding

Wondering where to find birds in the Vancouver area? Check out our list of VANCOUVER AREA BIRDING SITES and the ebird HOTSPOTS  for Metro Vancouver area. 

For access to Iona Island lagoons, please register with Tom Plath by EMAIL. Please note that the public access to inner lagoon is closed till 2026.

BC Young Birders Program

Check out the website for the BC Young Birders Program! The BC Young Birders Program was founded by Melissa Hafting in 2014 to promote healthy lifestyles, and the education and conservation of wild birds. The group recognizes the organizational and societal barriers that exist in the birdwatching world and works to foster a safe and welcoming space for youths aged 12-18 particularly from equity deserving groups. This work is important for creating a succession of birders for future generations!

Cats and Birds

Cats and Birds is a project of the non-profit Stewardship Centre for BC that helps make British Columbia a safer place for cats, birds, other wildlife, and people. More information in an article by Bryna Turk from the link below:


Bird Friendly Coffee

What is Bird Friendly Coffee? Why should you buy it? Learn all about it and more from the link below.


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