Vancouver is quite a hotspot for migratory birds as it lies part way along the Pacific Flyway. Each year at least a billion birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, which stretches from the North Slope of Alaska to Central and South America.
In fall, winter and spring, our shores are used by thousands of waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds, and in the summer, the breeding songbirds are diverse and plentiful. One of the best times to see birds around Vancouver is in spring when the migrants begin to arrive and before the winter species depart.
From May 4 through May 11, SPES will join Vancouver in celebrating migratory birds through a series of events, including World Migratory Bird Day.