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.

Enter the Wild Bird Trust Feedback Survey

Are you a member of the Wild Bird Trust? We seek your feedback to help us with future planning. Please fill out the survey here before April 15, 2017 for your chance to win your choice of a $50 gift certificate for Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers—OR—Wild Birds Unlimited. You may also enter the survey anonymously.

The Wild Bird Trust is on Social Media

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 the e-birding sites you currently do. Tag your photos with #maplewoodflats and we may just feature your next photo!

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. 

Learn more bout the site and the work of the Wild Bird Trust here.

Return of the Osprey

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.

Rent the Corrigan Nature House

The Corrigan Nature House is a 1400 sq.ft, single story, wheelchair accessible facility owned and operated by Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia.

We offer the Corrigan Nature House as a social enterprise program, which provides a beautiful space for events while providing valuable income for the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area. Rental opportunities are available to groups wishing to host meetings, presentations or other events. For rates and availability, please contact us at 604-929-2379 or e-mail us at Learn more about the Corrigan Nature House here.

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