Birding Section

Birding Section

Centre photo by John and Sheila Linn. Left and Right photos by Ed Dubois.


SUNDAY, Dec. 16, 2018 is the VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT. Meet your leader at your designated location. Duration 8 AM to dusk. Post-count supper at St. Mary’s Church Hall. $10 at the door. Doors open 4:30 PM. Supper 6 PM. Reports given. Social. Count Tally Quiz. Plan to attend Birders’ Night Thursday Dec. 06 to pick up your CBC Leader’s information/instruction kits and participate in the raffle and social. The Vancouver CBC Coordinator is Adrian Grant Duff. 604-263-7957. PLEASE BRING A BIRDING OR NATURE-RELATED ITEM to Dec 6th Birders’ Night to donate to the RAFFLE!!

The Birding Section offers the opportunity to go on field trips to see over 260 bird species annually. Some species live here permanently and many others pass through in spring and fall on their migratory routes. Nature Vancouver Birders meet year round.
Scroll down for Birding events or please contact Program Coordinator Jude Grass for more information.

Birder's Night

Evening programs of the Birding Section start with introductions and items of general interest. The main presentation begins after a short break for light refreshments.

These programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future programs please contact the Program Coordinator Jude Grass

WHEN: First Thursday of each month from September to May at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Anglican Church (Kerrisdale) (2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch Street), Vancouver.

Bird Surveys & Christmas Bird Count

Members of Nature Vancouver conduct a number of monthly bird surveys. Members can also volunteer to participate for surveys through Bird Studies Canada. There’s the Great Backyard Bird Count, Christmas Bird Count and Coastal Waterbird Count for starters


Wandering Tattler

The monthly newsletter of the Birding Section is published from September to April. Copies are available at Birders’ Night Programs or from Editor Jude Grass ($2.00 per issue). Annual subscription (8 issues) for $22.00 includes postage and handling. Please make cheques out to VNHS -Wandering Tattler and mail to the Editor, 17375 27A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 0E9.


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 can be purchased at a Nature Vancouver Birder’s Night, online from Harbour Publishing or, or from retailers such as Wild Birds Unlimited, Backyard Bird Centre and Chapters.

The Birders’ Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Seasonal Check List - Birds of Greater Vancouver

Enjoy this free guide and checklist for birding in the Greater Vancouver area. 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.  There is also an alternate version, with more species per page.


The program and activities of the Birding Section of Nature Vancouver are organized by an elected committee of up to eight members. 

Chair: Jude Grass

Members: Angela Bond, Colin Clasen, Adrian Grant Duff, Tom Plath and Neill Vanhinsberg.  

Photo by Joan Lopez