Peregrine Falcon 2016 City Bird

Official City Bird for 2016 - Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon took the City Bird 2016 title in the 2015 election, going against three other worthy candidates:

  • Barn Owl
  • Barn Swallow
  • Western Grebe

The Peregrine Falcon is the avian equivalent to the stealth bomber. With incredible eyesight, it appears out of nowhere in a blinding flash to snatch unsuspecting birds from the ground or in short aerial pursuits. The dive is one of nature’s great spectacles. Few animals escape its attention, and it strikes fear into the minds of many.

Learn more about the Peregrine Falcon 


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.

Vancouver Bird Strategy

The Vancouver Bird Strategy will work to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.

Birds in our city

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

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