Birding by Ear

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver, Canada

Is that a Swainson’s Thrush or an American Robin? Join Hana Hermanek, bird biologist, for a visit to Lynn Canyon’s forests! You’ll learn how to recognize common resident and migratory birds by ear.


Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Blackie Split

Blackie Spit Park 3136 McBride Avenue, Crescent Beach, Surrey, Canada

The variety of habitats at Blackie Spit will offer up a diversity of lovely birds. Family fun, bird displays, nest box building, eagle mask craft, and a special talk on the raptors around us. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars if you have them and a water bottle.


Things with Wings – Weekend Nature Club

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Children ages 5 – 10 can join us just before Bird Week to celebrate birds, bats, and insects! Grab your binoculars and get ready to hone your observation skills. Discover some of the winged creatures that fly in, around, and above the Garden, including what they eat and where they sleep, before creating a craft that might just take flight.


Birding for Beginners: Family Walk

Colony Farm Regional Park Port Coquitlam

Enjoy a beautiful walk in nature and learn the basics of birding at Colony Farm Regional Park. No experience required!


Preschool Wonder Walk: Every Bird Needs a Nest

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

This Preschool Wonder Walk will take a close look at bird nests & discover how they're made. On our Garden walk, we'll look and listen for nesting birds, and explore the life cycle of a bird from cozy egg, to chirping hatchling, to the day they finally stretch their wings and fly! We'll read together, play together and create a take-home art activity.


Build your Own Bird House

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Join us for this family-friendly, hands-on workshop for children 6 and up and their parents/adult caregivers. Workshop attendees will construct their very own chickadee nesting box to help support wild bird habitat in your own backyard. All materials (and safety equipment) are supplied.


A Visit with O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)

VanDusen Guides Classroom 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

This is your chance for a meet and greet with some of nature's most beautiful birds, offered through the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L). O.W.L specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors from all over B.C. Learn about how the birds find their way to O.W.L., how they are cared for, and eventually released back into nature. Participants will also meet the teaching birds up close.  Photo ops are available (no flash please).


Endangered Species Day – Birdinar and Bird Trivia Night (online event)

Online Event

Discover some of the most endangered, secretive and fascinating bird species that we strive to better understand and conserve in our province in this “birdinar.” At the end of the presentation, play a fun bird trivia game with us. You will also have the opportunity to watch our short exclusive films, and to have a chance to win some Birds Canada swag!


Super Saturday – Investigation: Migration!

Fraser River Discovery Centre 788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, Canada

From gulls to sandpipers, eagles to plovers, many species of birds rely on the Fraser watershed as a source of food and shelter. At this time of year, it’s extra busy with migratory birds stopping by for a rest, or to stay over the summer! Together they form a key part of the amazing biodiversity that exists along the mighty Fraser River.


Burnaby Blooms Festival – Micro Event

Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby, Canada

Burnaby’s favourite springtime celebration now includes an additional Micro event. Join us at Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area on May 27, where you can participate in activities and demonstrations while enjoying free entertainment.


Hummingbird Talk

Richmond Nature Park 11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond, Canada

Discover the different types of hummingbirds in BC and find out how to turn a garden into an oasis for [...]

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