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: 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, there will be bird-related workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and lectures across Vancouver. Most events are free.

Plan to join us in 2018 when Bird Week coincides with the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver from 19 to 26 August. We are already planning an exciting week of all-things-birds for people from around
the world.


Bird Week Committee

” Vancouver is fortunate to be on the doorstep of Canada’s premier birding hotspot and the abundance of birds was cause to celebrate. Bird Week is our way of helping everyone become more aware of birds around the city. Our theme this year will be garden birds. Take a look at the events and join in the fun. “

— Rob Butler, Chair of Bird Week

Bird Week is run by members of the City of Vancouver’s ad hoc Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee made up of individuals and community groups with an interest in birds.

  • Vancouver Bird Week Coordinator: Rob Butler and Dan Straker
  • Bird Week Committee Members: David Bradley, Krista De Groot,
    Adrian Grant Duff, Nick Murphy, Genevieve Raiche-Savoie, Paul Sontz,
    Megan Stuart-Stubbs, Patricia Thomson, and Tate White.
  • Staff Liaisons: Vancouver Park Board Planning; Arts Culture
    and Engagement; Corporate Communications and Administration