Peregrine Falcon 2016 City Bird

Birds in our city

Birds are important to our city as they are an excellent indicator of a healthy ecosystem – a link between people and local biodiversity.

Our goal is for Vancouver to be a world leader in supporting a rich and diverse group of native birds year-round by 2020. So much so, that we are developing the Vancouver Bird Strategy.

Every year we celebrate all things bird with our annual City Bird competition and Bird Week.

Download a map and guide to the most common birds in Vancouver PDF file (1.8 MB)

English Bay, False Creek, and Burrard Inlet are designated as Important Bird Areas of Canada by Bird Life International.

Our coastline has a high diversity of waterfowl and is home to two globally significant populations of overwintering ducks. 

Official City Bird

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

Bird Week

From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Bird Week every spring.

Vancouver Bird Strategy

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

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