Celebrate Bird Week, May 3 to 10

Bird Week 2014 May 3 - 10

Blackbirds, crows, and chickadees – Get to know your birds during Bird Week

From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Bird Week.

Bird Week is a week-long series of events to celebrate Vancouver's birds. Bird Week was inspired by World Migratory Bird Day, a United Nations-sponsored initiative that recognizes the importance of birds as key indicators of our environment's health.

Check out our events calendar for bird-related workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and lectures across Vancouver. All events are free.

Bird Week will kick off with an official proclamation and walk at the Vancouver Park Board administration office, 2099 Beach Avenue. Throughout the week, there will be artists’ workshops for kids and families and art exhibits at the Roundhouse and Hillcrest community centres, closing with a series of walks in Vancouver parks to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.

New this year – First annual City Bird competition

Out of six popular Vancouver birds that competed for your vote, the official City Bird for 2015 will be the Black-capped Chickadee!

Learn more about the City Bird competition

Celebrating migratory birds around the world

Vancouver's Bird Week is part of a global compaign to raise awareness and promote conservation of migratory birds. Learn more about this network of events:

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Bird Week 2014 partners

  • Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Tourism Vancouver
  • Bird Studies Canada
  • Pacific WildLife Foundation
  • Nature Vancouver / BC Nature
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • Vancouver School Board
  • Environment Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Princeton University Press

Last modified: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:42:46