Birding in British Columbia

A hub for birding information for British Columbia, Canada. Featuring Rare Bird Alerts, directory to nature clubs and online birding groups, birding forums, and more.

Birding Vancouver, BC

The Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland region hosts a wide variety of habitats from the north shore mountains to the globally significate Fraser delta, a major migration and wintering location. Major birding areas include Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Iona Sewage ponds, Reifel migratory bird santuary, Roberts Bank, Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Brunswick Pt, Boundry Bay, Colony Farm, Maplewood conservation area, Grouse, Seymour, Cypress Provincial parks. Over 370 species have been recorded in the region with 250 species occuring annually.

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Vancouver Birding Locations and Tips


Bird Checklists (links to BC Wildlife Watch)

Boundary Bay Regional Park
Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Parketlands
Cypress Provincial Park
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Golden Ears Provincial Park
Iona Island
Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Serpentine Wildlife Area
Shoreline Park
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Birding Walks


Sighting Reports

Recent sighting reports for Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver Birding Hotspots

Metro Vancouver Species Occurance Bar Charts


Weather & Tides

Find more about Weather in Vancouver, CA

Greater Vancouver Tide Tables

Recommended Guide Books:

The Birder's Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
Compiled by local experts, this guide has long been considered the bible for Vancouver-area birdwatchers and essential reading for visiting and local bird enthusiasts alike—and it's now better than ever.

A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay
The only comprehensive guide to the birds, animals and plants of the Boundary Bay area, includes Fraser River estuary, Burns Bog, BC, Canada & Whatcom Co. WA, USA.


Easy Hiking Around Vancouver: An All-Season Guide

This book includes maps, photographs, trail descriptions and ratings and remains the authoritative guide to the region's best outings.

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Natural History Events


Birding Tours

  • Avocet Tours
    Russell Cannings is offering ongoing day birding tours to various locations around Vancouver, BC as well as scheduled tours to other North American hotspots including Texas, Pt. Pelee, and Southern California.





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