The Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia (WBT) is a non-profit society that manages the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver on the Unceded Territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The Society's mandate is dedicated to the protection of wild birds and their habitat, on the principle that all wildlife must benefit. The Society's biggest annual event, the Return of the Osprey Festival, took place this year on July 22nd.

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The Wild Bird Trust now has a presence on social media! Follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for real-time updates and photos from the WBT and the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats. We encourage you to upload photos to these free public sites, as well as to the e-birding sites you currently use. Tag your photos with #maplewoodflats and we may just feature your next photo! For those not so computer literate, our contact information is given below.

The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats


Since 1993, the Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia (WBT) has created the North Shore's first wildlife sanctuary from 76 acres of mostly fill, some of which was contaminated. The site now boasts four provincially blue-listed (at risk) species and a bird list which has grown from 208 to 249.

As well as the creation of a freshwater wetland and trail system which protects sensitive habitat, projects include: establishing and maintaining one of British Columbia's largest purple martin colonies, the creation of a killdeer nesting area, and ongoing work to restore the anise swallowtail butterfly to Burrard Inlet.

Return of the Osprey Festival


Osprey now have a dramatic presence in Burrard Inlet. It began in Spring 1991 with just one pair who arrived from their wintering grounds in South America, built a nest on an old logging pole and raised two young, a success which they repeated the following year.
Up to four pairs now return each summer to breed in the Inlet. Learn more about these fascinating migratory birds and where you can view them at The Conservation Area. Each year the Society celebrates the Osprey's return with a festival, read more about the last event.


Contact Us


Address: WBT Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia (Wild Bird Trust will do)
2649 Dollarton Highway
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7H 1B1
Telephone: 1-(604) 929-2379
General e-mail address: wbtmembershipoffice@telus.net