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  1. Apr

    1. Birds of a Feather: The Migrators Return @ Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Rufous hummingbirds, swallows and warblers are some of the migrating birds that are starting to return this season. Welcome them back during this two-hour, easy walking exploration and learn about bird identification and behaviour. Participation by donation.

    2. Earth Day Restoration Walk and Work @ Stanley Park Pavilion
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Stanley Park is a globally-celebrated urban park, but it isn’t easy to be a healthy island ecosystem in the heart of a burgeoning city.   Join Stanley Park Ecology Society for an easy morning walk to understand habitat restoration that has been underway in the Park:  reconstructing islands and renewing the wetland of Lost Lagoon; removing invasive plants and crocheting ivy into anti-erosion nets; building boardwalks and co-existing with beavers.   

      Pack your lunch if you want to stay for the  habitat restoration event in the afternoon.


    3. Earth Day Restoration Work (Eco Stewards Volunteer Event) @ Stanley Park Pavilion
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Help SPES celebrate Earth Day by removing invasive plant species and planting native flora. Flex your muscles while learning how habitat restoration is important for the animals that call Stanley Park home.

      If you’d like to see the other habitat restoration projects that have been underway in the Park, join our earlier Earth Day Restoration Walk starting at 10:00 am.

      Registration for this event is required. Please contact the Stewardship Coordinator prior to the event to register. 



    4. Water Loving Otters and Beavers @ Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      2004.Sep.10-White-River Otter 01We have opened a second session of this popular program!

      Visit the domain of the otters and beavers of Stanley Park. Join us for a special evening stroll from the shores of Lost Lagoon to Beaver Lake and discover the habitats of these aquatic animals. Listen for a beaver tail slap or catch a glimpse of the beaver in the twilight.

  2. Apr

    1. David Sibley’s Guide to Birds talk and book signing @ Central Library (Alma van Dusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, lower level)
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Sibley Guide to Birds

      As a precursor to Bird Week, come hear author David Sibley discuss his newly-released North American bird identification guide, “The Sibley Guide to Birds”. After the discussion, David Sibley will be available to sign your books. Book sales will go to support Stanley Park Ecology Society and Bird Week Events for years to come.

      Unfortunately all seats set aside for registration have been taken. We have set aside 50 seats as first come first serve, but anticipate these will fill quickly.

      Find more information about the event please visit or

      About the Author

      David Allen Sibley is an American ornithologist, and author and illustrator of “The Sibley Guide to Birds”, considered by many to be the most comprehensive guide for North American field identification. Largely a self-taught bird illustrator, he was inspired to pursue creating his own illustrated field guide after leading tours in the 1980s and 1990s, and finding that existing field guides did not generally illustrate or describe alternate or juvenile plumage of birds. In 2002, he received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association for lifetime achievement in promoting the cause of birding.About the author

      Event sponsor: Random House


  3. May

    1. Migratory warblers in QE Park walk (in Mandarin) @ Queen Elizabeth Pitch and Putt Fieldhouse
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Come for a walk and learn about migratory warblers in Queen Elizabeth Park, a good resting spot for migratory birds in the spring because it is the highest spot in Vancouver. Please note that this walk will be lead in Mandarin.

      About the organizer

      Green Club is a self-funded non-profit organization dedicated to biodiversity environmental education and multiculturalism. They are a group of environmentally concerned Taiwanese and Chinese Canadians dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding.


    2. Stanley Park Young Naturalists: Bird Week Grand Opening @ Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Celebrate the official launch of Bird Week in Vancouver. Spread your wings and join the festivities at the Grand Opening. Learn why so many birds stop by for a visit, and what we can do to help our feathered friends. For accompanied kids ages 5-14. To preregister, email

    3. Bird Week Begins @ Vancouver Park Board (outside, under heron colony)
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      2014birdweek_webbanner_20140220Celebrate the beginning of Vancouver Bird Week 2014 beneath the wonderful Pacific Great Blue Heron colony in Stanley Park. Check out the display tables from Bird Studies Canada and Stanley Park Ecology Society along with speeches and a reading of the City’s proclamation declaring the official beginning of Bird Week 2014.


    4. Herons to Hummingbirds @ Vancouver Park Board (outside, under heron colony)
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Rufous Hummingbird-MarkWhite

      Photo by Mark White

      Come out to the opening of Bird Week 2014 and stay for the “Herons to Hummingbirds” bird walk. Robyn Worcester of Stanley Park Ecology Society will lead a walk on all things bird in Stanley Park. The walk also includes an opportunity to witness a hummingbird-banding session with Roy Teo.

  4. May

    1. Drawing for birders @ SPES, Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, 2nd floor
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Are you a birder? Want to develop your drawing skills in the field? Attend a workshop to learn the necessary skills to draw your observations while birding in the field. The workshop will be led by Artists in Field House Studio, Jesse Garbe and Geneviève Raiche-Savoie.

      Please register at:

      About the artists

      Artists Jesse Garbe and Geneviève Raiche-Savoie are interested in producing socially engaged art that raises awareness about issues concerning endemic and migratory birds. They intend to engage and empower the community through a number of activities, including guided walks that focus on birds and their habitats in Vancouver .