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April 2018

The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is an international event inviting people to get out and observe nature where they live.  The objective is to look at what’s around you and make observations using the iNaturalist.org app and then check in on other cities from around the world to see what they found.  Vancouver will be having a friendly rivalry with Seattle!  See more details here.

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is an international event inviting people to get out and observe nature where they live.  The objective is to look at what’s around you and make observations using the iNaturalist.org app and then check in on other cities from around the world to see what they found.  Vancouver will be having a friendly rivalry with Seattle!  See more details here.

May 2018

Birds on Parade (Renfrew Park Community Centre: 13+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

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2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Birds on Parade (Roundhouse Community Centre: 19+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

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Pacific Wildlife Foundation 2018 : Bird Photo Contest

In conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress and the Vancouver International Bird Festival, being held Aug 19-26th 2018 in Vancouver Canada, the Pacific Wildlife Foundation of British Columbia is sponsoring a bird photo contest in honor of the Congress and in support of bird conservation. See the contest details

Birds on Parade (Trout Lake Community Centre: Family Stilts)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

Birds on Parade (Renfrew Park Community Centre: 13+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

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World Migratory Bird Day celebration

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May
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Birds on Parade (Roundhouse Community Centre: 19+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

Birds on Parade (Trout Lake Community Centre: Family Stilts)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

Fledglings Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. May 18…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies is a community-engaged public art project offered by Emily Carr University of Art and Design that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of diverse artworks designed to engage and educate the public about what they can do to help reverse the environmental problems that include loss of biodiversity, climate change, and species decline. The projects…

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens.

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. May 30 9:30 am –…

June 2018

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

  Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens.  

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

  Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens.  

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

  Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. June 13, 10 am…

As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

  Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. June 13, 10 am…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. June 18 3 – 6…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

Y-T-B-T, Interspecies performance by Tiny Disasters, and local birds

This free performance is an { e a r w i n g s } alternative listening opportunity produced by Tiny Disasters™—a collaboration between Caroline Park and Julie Andreyev. Y-T-B-T is part of The Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society held at Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Tiny Disasters perform a yet-to-be-titled live sonic action, where they plug-in twin theremins for an infinite reverb of continuous improvisational listening-responding. The performance experiments with speculative realities of interspecies coexistence, by using…

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. Emily Carr University…

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Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

In partnership with Nature Vancouver, the Museum of Vancouver will co-produce Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. Stories of encounters with wildlife will be told through the eyes of biologists, psychologists, urban planners, Indigenous people and Vancouver-based nature lovers. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd sourcing technologies and the display of…

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. Emily Carr University…

As the Crow Flies – Fledglings

Learn how to use a press mold to create one of 6,000 ceramic baby birds for Fledglings during this free workshop. This flock represents the number of crows that migrate across Vancouver daily. They will roost in libraries, community centres, and other locations before being released to the public in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. Emily Carr University…

July 2018

Showcasing films from around the world at Science World’s Science Theatre [July 1 – August 26]

Time: See detailed schedule Price: Regular Admission applies Science World will be offering a summer long series of bird films from around the world. Science World is one of Vancouver’s star attractions with easy access from the Vancouver Convention Centre and the downtown by skytrain, car or bicycle.

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. July 8 3:30 – 6:30…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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July
4:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. July 11 4 – 7…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

Talbot Kelly Bird Paintings [July 16 – August 17]

View the bird imagery by the late R.B. Talbot Kelly at the West End Community Centre. More information

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

August 2018

Birds of the 604 [August 1 – September 30]

From August 1 to September 30, Birds of the 604 and the Vancouver Bird Strategy will be on display at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. The exhibition created by students of Langara’s Design Formation program partnered with Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to illustrate bird friendly building and landscape design.

As the Crow Flies – Nesting Nests

Weave a bird’s nest during this free workshop with chART artists Jaymie Johnson and Cameron Cartiere. Your nest along with hundreds of others woven by community members will be used to create a large-scale, temporary sculpture called Nesting Nests, which will be installed on the Arbutus Greenway in August. As the Crow Flies is a series of community-engaged public art projects designed to bring creative connections to urban birds into the hands of Vancouver citizens. August 1 3:30 – 5:30…

Albatross are way cool

Learn about the albatross and its relatives with Ildiko Szabo, Assistant Curator, Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. You will get to see real albatross specimens of all sizes for a 4D experience of these ocean wanderers.

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

25th Anniversary Photo Exhibition [August 11- September 30]

Maplewood Flats Conservation Area is hosting a photo exhibition for it’s 25th anniversary! A group of of photos from those submitted to us for the exhibition will be chosen for display. As well, there will be a wall of photos taken by youth visitors and instagram photographers. This event will be the opening reception for the exhibition. More information  

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

Festival Preview at Vancouver Public Library

Join us for a preview of the many bird events that will be on offer over the coming week during the inaugural Vancouver International Bird Festival and the 27th International Ornithological Congress. Meet Vancouver’s Official City Bird , enjoy birds on stilts, presentations, exhibits, bird artists working with children, Unveiling of the Artist for Conservation Silent Skies Student Mural and more!

Unveiling of the Silent Skies Student Mural

Nature & Bird Expo, Vancouver Convention Centre West. A signature event of the week-long Artists for Conservation is the unveiling of the Silent Skies mural of the endangered birds of the world illustrated by artists from around the world. The Silent Skies Student Mural Project is a youth education project focused on conservation and the study of endangered species through art, research and community engagement. It specifically targets students in grades 3 through 7. The project builds directly on an…

Stanley Park Ecology Society [August 19-26]

    Stanley Park Ecology Society will be offering a host of activities during the festival please see their website for full details. More information

UBC Botanical Gardens

  Join UBC Botanical Gardens as they search for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls. More information  

Stars of the Bird World Presentation: Rob Butler

Location: The Ballroom, Vancouver Convention Centre Speaker: Dr. Rob Butler, Chair of the Vancouver International Bird Festival Price: by donation ($10 suggested) Flyways to Culture: How birds give rise to a cultural awakening In Flyways to Culture, Rob Butler describes how the growing interest in birds in particular and nature in general, is a foundation for a new Nature Culture in which nature becomes embedded into a west coast culture.  

Bird Festival Day in North Vancouver

  Join the District of North Vancouver’s Environmental Protection staff at Cates Park for a fun, bird-tastic day! Participate in a number of family-friendly activities, including a scavenger hunt that will encourage you to explore the natural ecology of Cates Park Whey-Ah-Whichen. Learn how the District manages bird populations in the urban environment and how you can help! Pick up your Nature & Birding Expo discount voucher at this event!  

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

Field trips to local birding and scenic areas run all week long.

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Bird of the Week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

Kingfisher Summer Camp [August 20-24]

    In conjunction with the Vancouver International Bird Festival, we present an adventurous and creative summer camps designed for young bird lovers aged 7-13. Info:  https://kingfisheraugustcamp.eventbrite.ca

Thunderbird

Who: Aeriosa and Spakwus Slulem Eagle Song Dancers What: a collaborative performance by Squamish Sea-Going Canoe Family Dancers & Singers and Aeriosa Vertical Dancers How to watch: Join the crowd near Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca Sculpture in Jack Poole Plaza

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9:00 am — 9:45 pm
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Words Rising, Birds Rising – A Coast Salish Artists Residency [August 20-29]

Artists: Christie Lee Charles Wil George Charlene George Curator: Kamala Todd Date: August 20th – August 29th Time: 9am – 9:45pm daily, except Sunday 9am-4:45pm Location: Roundhouse Exhibition Hall Opening Reception and Presentations: Friday, August 24th, 6pm – 9pm From August 20-29, the Vancouver Park Board in partnership with the Roundhouse welcomes artists Christie Charles (of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nation and with lineage to Sel̓íl̓witulh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations), Charlene George (of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Sel̓íl̓wat Nations) and Wil George (of the Sel̓íl̓witulh…

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August
10:00 am — 5:30 pm
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Bird Festival Day at Grouse Mountain

As part of the Vancouver International Bird Festival, the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife will be showcasing a variety of bird-focused demonstrations and activities – all included with your Mountain Admission ticket. Pick up your Nature & Birding Expo discount voucher at this event! More information Check the schedule to get a free shuttle from downtown

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August
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Birds on Parade!

    As the  scientists and bird enthusiasts from around the world flock to Vancouver for the 27th International Ornithological Congress, and First Annual Vancouver International Bird Festival, we’re planning to greet them as part of the grand opening parade along the seawall in Vancouver’s beautiful Coal Harbour. Birds on stilts! Bird puppets! Bird flags and Bird choruses, representing and celebrating local and migratory birds from our communities. The main body of the parade will be a Bird Stilt Chorus*:…

Festival Opening Ceremony: Parade of Birds and a fanfare by the Vancouver Symphony Brass Quintet

The festival begins with a jam-packed opening ceremony. A Parade of Birds will come down from Stanley Park to Jack Poole Plaza; Aeriosa Vertical Dance group will descend from the building; First Nations will deliver a greeting; Canada Post will the launch their new stamps and a fanfare by the Vancouver Symphony Brass Quintet (“Gathering Flock” composed by Frederick Schipizk preview below).  

New Canada Stamp Unveiling

Location: Terrace, Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Time: 5pm

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As the Crow Flies [August 21-26]

  Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered…

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

Field trips to local birding and scenic areas run all week long.

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Wild Things Exhibition and Museum of Vancouver

Price: Regular Admission applies MOV and Nature Vancouver proudly present Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. Pick up your Nature & Birding Expo discount voucher at this event! See information

Little Mountain Improv: Birdstravaganza

Price: Tickets at the door $5 Join Little Mountain Improv as they celebrate the Vancouver International Bird Festival with a bird-themed comedy improvisation show! Come on out and give your best bird-themed suggestions to the group as they act out skits “on the fly” celebrating our quirky feathered friends.

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Artists for Conservation Festival and Exhibit [August 22-25]

Price: Tickets required Artists for Conservation will showcase some of the worlds best nature art at the Congress and Festival. Artists for Conservation has been engaged as the official visual arts partner to organize, curate and deliver all official programming related to visual arts, which includes AFC’s annual juried exhibit, a collaborative mural, artist demo and lecture series and an artist booth expo. AFC is theming its 10th annual festival for the purpose of supporting the Congress and Festival, and welcomes…

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

Field trips to local birding and scenic areas run all week long.

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Bird Festival Day at Science World

Price: Regular admission applies Science World has partnered with the VIBF for a special Bird Festival Day with speaker Jody Allair from Bird Studies Canada who will talk about “Getting Into Birding” and bird films from around the world. Pick up your Nature & Birding Expo discount voucher at this event! More information  

UBC Botanical Gardens

  Join UBC Botanical Gardens as they search for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls. More information  

Artists for Conservation Opening Festival

Price: Tickets required Official opening of our partner, Artists for Conservation festival with art and environmental education, a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international, and regional artists, films, live demos, music and cultural performances, and the show stopping Silent Skies mural. More information 

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August
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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The Flock – Activating Public Space

Who: Aeriosa What: 3 evenings of public vertical dance on the west wall of the Guinness Office Tower for the 1st Vancouver International Bird Festival When: August 22nd to 24th 6pm-8pm How to watch: best audience viewing is directly below the west wall of the office building and at Portal Park on the corner of Hastings & Thurlow. Bring a camping chair, yoga mat and picnic blanket so you can relax on the grass or in the Oxford Properties public…

Return of the Hipster Birdwatcher

  Calling all closet birders and nature-curious to join Return of the Hipster Birder, a laid back nature walk as part of the first ever Vancouver International Bird Festival. EyeLoveBirds is hosting a bird walk around Lost Lagoon. A bird walk, if you haven’t been on one before, is quite literally a walk-in-the-park – but with the express purpose of observing birds. This walk will be targeting non-birders – that is people who like to get outdoors, enjoy nature but…

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August
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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North American Premiere of Bird of Prey Film

Date: August 22, 2018 Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, film starts at 7:30pm Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science Price: Reserve your free tickets Bird of Prey Film Screening Science World, the Vancouver International Bird Festival and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology proudly present the Canadian premiere of Bird of Prey, an award-winning film about the Philippine Eagle. The Philippine Eagle is the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today,…

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

Field trips to local birding and scenic areas run all week long.

Bird Festival Day at VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Budding Birders at VanDusen’s Bird Garden (Ages 4 – 10) VanDusen’s Backyard Bird Garden officially opened in March and has become quite a hub of bird activity since then! Drop by anytime between 10 am and 12 pm for a morning of hands-on activities to learn more about the birds that frequent VanDusen such as spotted towhees, barred owls, Anna’s hummingbirds and others. Grab a scavenger hunt when you arrive, then join us in the Bird Garden to guess what…

Nature & Bird Expo [August 23-25]

NATURE & BIRD EXPO Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 12pm – 6pm Friday, August 24th, 12pm – 6 pm Saturday, August 25th, 10am – 6pm Location: Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 The Bird Expo at the Vancouver International Bird Festival is the largest showcase of birds and nature in Canada. We have some fabulous exhibitors that are worth a visit just by themselves but when you add in the amazing speakers, the art, the science, the…

Science Tours

Get an in-depth view of science in action guided by university students from Simon Fraser University to the scientific posters, attendance at talks, opportunity to chat with ornithologists from around the world, and access to the Nature and Bird Expo. More information

Poets & Birds

MIGRATION SONGS Poetry & Ornithology Migration Songs brings together eleven powerful contemporary poets to consider an array of bird species. Each poet was put in conversation with a particular ornithologist or scientist to consider their chosen species collaboratively. The result is an extended “message sent to moving stars,” as participating poet and ornithologist Kurt Trzcinski writes. The poets involved include well-known west-coast authors, amongst them Governor General’s Award and Griffin Poetry Prize winners. Widely published and lauded, these poets have…

Stars of the Bird World: Birds of Peace

Location: The Ballroom, Vancouver Convention Centre Speakers: Yossi Leshem, Alexandre Roulin and Mansour Abu Rashid. Yossi Leshem, Alexandre Roulin and Mansour Abu Rashid will give their lively presentation Birds of Peace. Working on a collaborative bird research project, Leshem, Roulin and Abu Rashid describe how nations can overcome barriers and people can find common bonds. More information  

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

Field trips to local birding and scenic areas run all week long.

Coast Salish Wild Birds, Cultural Adventure and Salmon Feast

Tickets: iocongress2018coastsalish.eventbrite.ca

Stewardship Roundtable 2018

The Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada, in collaboration with the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress 2018), the Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF 2018), and partners, is a forum and showcase of innovative practices championed in our province and beyond. Join us August 24th for a full day of conversations and actions assisting birds and wildlife. From 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Roundtable will be devoted to learning and sharing ideas for action on pressing issues in ecological…

Words Rising, Birds Rising – A Coast Salish Artists Residency [Opening Reception]

Location: Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre ‘Words Rising, Birds Rising: A Coast Salish Artists Residency’ brings an Indigenous lens to understanding local birds and coincides with the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver. The residency runs to August 29, 2018. Built around an abstracted thunderbird nest, the artists will explore cultural knowledge of birds through performance, weaving, language, video, sound and poetry. At the reception Christie Charles of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation, Charlene George of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh…

Stars of the Bird World Presentation: Purnima Barman

Location: The Ballroom, Vancouver Convention Centre Purnima Barman of the non-governmental organization, Aaranyak, rallied the people of Assam’s Brahmaputra valley to work to restore greater adjutant storks in India. She formed a grassroots women’s group known as the ‘Hargila Brigade’ to work with landowners to successfully reverse the trend of nesting storks. For her decade of effort, she was awarded the Whitley Prize in 2017 and in 2018 she was presented the Nari Shakti Purashkar Award, the most prestigious civilian…

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

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12th Osprey Festival

Welcome to the 12th Annual Osprey Festival taking place throughout the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats. We are very excited to bring together a community of nature lovers from around the corner and across Coast Salish Territory. The event will feature workshops, guided walks, various speakers, live music, children’s entertainment, and food. We encourage everyone to come out, as we hope to welcome many first-timers from local neighbourhoods around Burrard Inlet. This is an opportunity to co

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Birds and Yoga

Join us for a wonderful outdoor yoga practice with the North Shore Mountains as the back drop! From Eagles to crows, birds and nature have inspired yoga philosophies and practices for centuries. Join us for a one hour bird-inspired yoga class that will explore the bird, wildlife, and nature imagery and inspiration present in yoga. The class will be led by Ornithologist and Certified Yoga Instructor Kate Fremlin and Certified Yoga Instructor Tracy Groshak.  This class is suitable for all…

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Bike & Birds

Price: Free. Register here. Join Bird Studies Canada and Mobi by Shaw Gofor a special guided morning of birding and biking. On the morning of Saturday August 25th from 9-11:30 am we are pleased to be offering the opportunity to spend an hour and a half with a local bird expert as we visit some of the popular easily accessible birding sites near downtown Vancouver. Space is limited to 10 people so be sure to register soon.

Children’s Bird Festival Day

Price: Ticket is required Join us at the Nature & Bird Expo for great interactive Children’s Programming. Discover the world of bugs and birds through crafts, educational activities and live exhibits. Make a bird puppet! Build your own birdhouse! Learn how to identify the birds in your garden by going on a Knowledge Treasure Hunt! Get your Bird Passport stamped at each booth and enter to win a prize. Learn to play the drums in our Drumming Circle! At 11…

Science Tours

Get an in-depth view of science in action guided by university students from Simon Fraser University to the scientific posters, attendance at talks, opportunity to chat with ornithologists from around the world, and access to the Nature and Bird Expo. More information

Poets & Birds

MIGRATION SONGS Poetry & Ornithology Migration Songs brings together eleven powerful contemporary poets to consider an array of bird species. Each poet was put in conversation with a particular ornithologist or scientist to consider their chosen species collaboratively. The result is an extended “message sent to moving stars,” as participating poet and ornithologist Kurt Trzcinski writes. The poets involved include well-known west-coast authors, amongst them Governor General’s Award and Griffin Poetry Prize winners. Widely published and lauded, these poets have…

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Photo Contest Winner and Prize Draws

  The best 10 photos selected by the judges of the Pacific WildLife Foundation 2018 Bird Photo Contest will be on display at the Bird Expo. Festival goers to the Bird Expo can vote for their favourite three photos. Winning three photos take home cash prizes and all ten photos will be on display at Science World in September and October. In addition we will be drawing the winners for all our great prizes – most fabulous of which is…

Star of the Bird World : Jennifer Ackerman

Location: The Ballroom, Vancouver Convention Centre The Genius of Birds. Acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman explores the intelligence of birds. Learn how birds make and use sophisticated tools, solve complex problems, navigate to places they’ve never been, demonstrate astonishing feats of memory, craft artistic creations, negotiate their social world, and communicate in ways that resemble language. The Genius of Birds, is an international bestseller and has been published in 20 languages. The book was named one of the ten best…

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As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

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Field Trips to great birding and nature locations around Vancouver [August 20-26]

Field trips to local birding and scenic areas run all week long.

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Closing Ceremony

Closing remarks from First Nations and officials plus the spectacular Great Blue Heron Dance by NEW DANCE HORIZONS, NDH/ Rouge-gorge creation company from Saskatchewan

UBC Botanical Gardens

  Join UBC Botanical Gardens as they search for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls. More information  

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