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**Shorebirds Talk with Kris Cu (April 16th 2024) **


Thank you to all who joined us in learning about these fascinating birds!

Shorebirds are a a diverse group of birds that are commonly found around marine and aquatic environments. They have incredible adaptions that allow them to thrive in inhospitable habitats, including the ability to migrate across continents! Join us for an informative evening to learn more about these abundant birds on our coast.





About Our Presenter:

Kris Cu grew up in the bustling city of Manilla, the Philippines and loved watching the Pied Fantails forage around his neighbour's garden. Upon moving to Canada, he completed a Biological Sciences degree from SFU and is now the BC Outreach Specialist for Birds Canada. He works on outreach and digital media projects such as photo, video and podcasts for the organization.



Thank you so much Kris for sharing your expertise with us!
We hope all who attended learned something interesting, and left with a new understanding and appreciation for shorebirds of all kinds.


 ** Endangered Birds & Conservation Talk with Rémi Torrenta (February 22nd 2024) **


3 Billion Birds Lost in the last decade.

Populations of shorebirds, grassland birds, and aerial insectivores have rapidly declined, while waterfowl and birds of prey populations have recovered from historical lows. These results represent both a call for conservation action and a testament to what we can achieve when we work together. Each of us can make the transformative changes outlined in this report to ensure a healthier Canada for both birds and people.


     Participants learned about the changing health of B.C. birds and how Birds Canada is working to preserve them.



Our wonderful presenter Rémi Torrenta is the British Columbia Projects Coordinator and Bird Biologist at Birds Canada
He also told our guests about "The Warblers", the award winning Birds Canada podcast about all things bird!



The Warblers shares Canadian information, insights and inspiration on the world of birds and bird conservation. The lively discussions are hosted by Andrea Gress whose curiosity leads to discovering fun facts and useful tips while travelling uncommon flight paths to learn from expert guests. 

Got a burning question about something birdy?

Send in a voice memo for review, and it might get answered!


        Check it out by clicking [HERE]!


We had a great turnout and learned a lot!
Thank you to all our guests who came to learn, and special thank you to Rémi Torrenta and Birds Canada for teaching us.
We look forward to seeing you again at our next bird talk!



** Bird Walk at Deer Lake (October 15th 2023) **

Rain on the horizon doesn't stop the bird walks, or the 26 species identified by Jeremy during it!

Snow Goose (x1)                             Steller's Jay (x4)
Canada Goose                                American Crow (x5)
Wood Duck (x3)                               Black-capped Chickadee (x2)
Gadwall (x10)                                  Bushtit (x4)
American Wigeon (x5)                      Ruby-crowned Kinglet (x3)
Mallard (x9)                                     Golden-crowned Kinglet (x1)
Anna's Hummingbird (x1)                 American Robin (x1)
American Coot (x20)                        Purple Finch (x2)
Ring-billed Gull (x1)                          White-crowned Sparrow (x2)
Great Blue Heron (x)                        Song Sparrow (x8)
Bald Eagle (x2)                               Spotted Towhee (x3)
Pileated Woodpecker (x1)
Northern Flicker (x3)

and around 200 Cackling Geese! Click here to see when our next bird walks are happening to join in the fun.

** Bird Walk at Maplewood Flats (September 17th 2023) **

Birders met up with Jeremy Gordon for nearly three hours of feathery fun the sun! They walked over 3km in total and saw a wide variety of birds, including a glimpse of a Turkey Vulture!

Want an idea of the birds you can see in the area? Here's all 18 species of birds Jeremy identified during the walk:

Canada Goose (x1)                        Turkey Vulture (x1)
American Wigeon                          Northern Flicker (x1)
Northern Pintail (x5)                      Steller's Jay (x1)
Killdeer (x4)                                  American Crow
Spotted Sandpiper (x1)                 Brown Creeper (x1)
Ring-billed Gull (x1)                       American Robin (x14)
Glaucous-winged Gull (x1)              Purple Finch (x2)
Pelagic Cormorant (x2)                 Song Sparrow (x2)
Great Blue Heron (x2)                   Spotted Towhee (x4)


The group saw a total of 43 birds together!

** Vancouver Bird Celebration at VanDusen Garden (May 15 - 19 2023) **



Blackbirds, crows, and chickadees – Get to know your birds during the Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration. The Celebration is a two-week series of events to celebrate Greater 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 Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration, there will be bird-related workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and lectures across the Lower Mainland.

WBU Vancouver is proud to have sponsored the following events from May 15th - 19th 2023!

• Enhance your Birding with Binoculars and Scopes with Vortex
• Endangered Species Talk and Walk with Remi Trorrenta of Birds Canada
• Backyard Birds - Beyond the Basics with Dr. David Bird
• Buds and Birds - Gardening for the Birds with Jo Turner
• Build your own Bird House (children under 12)
• Up Close with the Raptors - O.W.L. Owl Rehabilitation Centre
• Nature's Jewels - All about Hummingbirds with Carol Mathews from Avian Research Centre.


Check out the Barred Owlet sleeping peacefully in VanDusen Garden, and thanks to O.W.L. for giving us an up-close look at the Screech Owl!


                                 Barred Owlet                                    Western Screech Owl


Big congratulations to the winner of our Vortex Diamondback 8x42 draw, Kristin!




                              Dr. David Bird Talk                                                         O.W.L. Talk

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and the event, it's because of you that we had a fun, informative, and successful week!


** All About Mason Bees Talk (March 23rd 2023) **

Amazing pollinators that will enhance your garden. Learn how you can start your own colony of Mason Bees.

Where: In-store at 1302 West Broadway. Parking in back.

Time: 6:30pm