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.
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.
The official City Bird for 2016 is the Peregrine Falcon, an avian equivalent to the stealth bomber.
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.
The Vancouver Bird Strategy will work to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.