bird week 2017

Vancouver takes flight 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: May 6 - 13, 2017.

Bird Week is a week-long series of events to celebrate Vancouver's birds. It 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.

During Bird Week, spread your wings at over 40 bird-related workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and lectures across Vancouver.

Learn more and view events  

Vancouver Bird Strategy

The Vancouver Bird Strategy recommended the continuation and expansion of Bird Week to educate and raise awareness about the importance and vulnerabilities of native bird species.

Learn more about the Vancouver Bird Strategy

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:

Meet the candidates from the City Bird 2016 election

2016 candidates

Get to know the candidates from the Vancouver City Bird 2016 election.

View the City Bird competition results from 2016

2016 competition results

Find out how your favourite bird did in the race for Vancouver City Bird 2016.

Birds in our city

Birds are an excellent indicator of a healthy ecosystem—a link between people and local biodiversity.