The Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF) provides awareness and opportunities to experience birds to the public; is a marketing opportunity for the birding, nature and outdoor industries; and promotes the conservation of birds.

"Vancouver is on the doorstep of Canada’s premier birding hotspot, the Fraser River Delta that hosts internationally important birds each year. The Vancouver International Bird Festival is our way of celebrating the world of birds.”

— Rob Butler, Chair of VIBF


Vancouver International Bird Festival is run by members of the City of Vancouver’s ad hoc Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee made up of individuals and community groups with an interest in birds.

VIBF Chair: Rob Butler

VIBF Coordinator: TBA

VIBF Committee Members: Dan Straker, David Bradley, Krista De Groot, Adrian Grant Duff, Jeff Brooks, Geneviève Raîche-Savoie, Paul Sontz, Stephen Partington

Staff Liaisons: Vancouver Park Board Planning; Arts Culture and Engagement; Corporate Communications and Administration.

Advisors: Trisha Beaty, John West


Rob Butler, VIBF Chair
email: chair@vanbirdfest.com


Plan to join us in 2018 when Vancouver International Bird Festival coincides with the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver from 19 to 26 August. We are already planning an exciting week of all-things-birds for people from around the world.