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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.

$11.50

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.

Free

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.

$42

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!

Free

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.

$10

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.

$20

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).

$10

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!

Free

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.

$6

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.

Free

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 [...]

Free

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! Please register the total number of people coming with you, including children.

Free

VARC Open House at the Banding Station

Colony Farm Regional Park Port Coquitlam

VARC's Open House is a structured morning field trip to VARC’s Colony Farm Banding Station. Participants are introduced to the [...]

$15

Salmon Release and Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Tynehead Regional Park 10065 168 Street, Surrey, BC, Canada

Join Nature Kids BC for an exploration of nature in Springtime to learn about the importance of migration with a [...]

Free

Preschool Wonder Walk: Every Bird Needs a Nest

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Take a close look at bird nests & discover how they're made. On our Garden walk, we'll look and listen [...]

$10

Feather-fest – Treetop Tales

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

This week, it’s the Vancouver Bird Celebration! Hear stories all about our feathered friends and what makes them special in [...]

Free

Beginner Bird Walk at Jericho Beach Park

Jericho Beach Point Grey Rd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Join this group for a fun relaxed morning of birding at Jericho Beach Park. This family-friendly walk will be geared [...]

Free

UBC Biodiversity Days – Family Nature Walk

UBC Botanical Garden 6804 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Connect with plants, pollinators and trees through a self-guided adventure in the beautiful UBC Botanical Garden! This children-oriented biodiversity adventure [...]

$23

Preschool Storytime: Our Feathered Friends

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, Canada

Together we will learn about the important role of birds in nature through stories, songs, and creating a craft of [...]

Free

A Visit with O.W.L.

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 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 [...]

$10

Budding Birders – Treetop Tales

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

Do you love looking for birds? Then you might be a birder! Hear stories about different kinds of birds and [...]

Free
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