Some of our past events - thanks to all who participated!

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

and around 200 Cackling Geese!


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


The group saw a total of 43 birds together! Click here to see when our next bird walks are happening to join in the fun.



 ** 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 - 1302 West Broadway

Time: 6:30