Vancouver Bird Week

May 11-17, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us on May 11-17, 2019 as we celebrate all things bird during Vancouver Bird Week! SPES is excited to be returning as the event coordinator for this family friendly, week-long festival. Check out our event calendar for any upcoming bird events.

A very beautiful Steller’s Jay – with breakfast!

©2006 Don Enright

Events Schedule

Bird Week Opening Take-Off

May 11, 2019
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop-In, All Ages

To launch Bird Week, SPES will be hosting a Take-Off event centered around the Nature House on Lost Lagoon. This will include a variety of family friendly activities such as crafts, an Instagram-worthy photo wall and various bird themed activities.

Find out more here!

Photography Workshop

May 12, 2019
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginner to Intermediate Birders

For beginner to intermediate birders – capture the charm of warblers or the majesty of eagles on this bird photography workshop. Whether you are a bird lover who has just picked up a camera or an avid photographer looking to work with a new subject, develop your craft with an experienced guide and photographer. Bring your camera of choice.

Register Here
Bird Monitoring in Stanley Park
May 12, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Birders of all Experience Levels
Join SPES volunteers for our monthly bird count as we monitor the feathery spring migrants in Stanley Park.

Find out more about this event and registration here!
Hipster Bird Walk

May 14, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 19+

Calling all closet birders and the nature-curious to join Dawn of the Hipster Birdwatcher, a laid-back nature walk around Lost Lagoon, hosted by EyeLoveBirds.

While we will be providing tips on identification and interesting facts about our local species along the way, mostly we want to offer a casual, social and fun get together, with a cold beer to get you started.
Non-hipsters are welcome, too.

Register Here

Feathers and Fungi Tour
May 15, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn all about the connections between birds and mushrooms in this new Discovery Walk! Led by two experts in mycology and ornithology respectively, this walk is sure to be popular so register early!

Register Here


Bird Wing Taxidermy Workshop

May 16, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages 18+

Get up close and personal with the inner workings of the birds of Stanley Park! Examine the fascinating mechanics of muscle, bone, and feather as you dissect wings to prepare taxidermy spreads with an experienced guide.

Register Here
Closeup of a Northern Flicker parent feeding its chicks.

©2007 Mark White