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:

Official City Bird

After three weeks of campaigning, Vancouverites voted the Anna's Hummingbird as Vancouver's official city bird.

Birds in our city

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

Vancouver Bird Strategy

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