Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society

We welcome people with all levels of birding knowledge to join in the Nature Vancouver monthly bird survey around the UBC Farm. All that is required is an interest in birds! Bring binoculars if you have them.

The monthly survey takes from two to four hours, depending on weather conditions and how many birds we see. The route walked circles the perimeter of the fields and through the forest trail. For further information see the Nature Vancouver website under Ongoing Nature Walks.

The number of bird species observed over the past ten years of surveys is close to one hundred species. To view a list of bird species by month go to the eBird Canada website, under BC Hotspots, Vancouver UBC-South Campus Farm.

Survey Dates:

Surveys are scheduled the third Sunday of the month. Surveys start at 9:00am in late fall and winter, and start at 8:00 am in spring, summer and early fall. Arrive on time as the gate will be opened only at the start of the survey. Late arrivers will unfortunately find the gate locked.

Meet at the gate at 8:00 am for September 18.

Meet at the gate at 9:00 am for Oct 16, November 20, and December 18 in 2016. For 2017, the 9:00 am start dates will be on January 15 and February 19.

For 2017 spring and summer, meet at the gate at 8:00 am for March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, and September 17.