Welcome to the

Wild Bird Trust of BC!

Wild Bird Trust of BC is a forward-thinking conservation organisation with strong community partnerships, and a growing and diversifying membership. Our mission is to provide wild birds with sanctuary through ecological protection and restoration, and support communities with education, culture, and reconciliation programs.

Purple Finch by Kate Mckeown, November #birdofthemonth from the 2020 Coast Salish Bird Calendar

Birding at Maplewood flats

From monthly bird counts, guided nature walks, to wild bird habitat conservation workshops, the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats provides many opportunities for beginner and experienced birders alike to deepen our lifelong love for wild birds and their habitats.

Currently, our monthly on-site group events are being held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats is open to the public for self-guided tours and bird watching. We request all our visitors to observe appropriate Covid-19 protocols. Visit the Greeter Hut at the entrance for more information.

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Events at Maplewood flats

We offer monthly online events along with addition of special events like virtual exhibitions, annual Osprey Festival, and more!  Topics include Conservation & Redress, Habitat & Research, Activities for Youth and Kids, and Volunteer/Skills workshops. Special series will include Elder talks and a book club. 

Browse our Events calendar or RSVP for specific events on our Facebook page. For a complete listing of the 80+ events offered each year, and to receive the ZOOM invite information, register for events on our Eventbrite page. Registration is free to members, $5.00 for all others, unless otherwise noted.

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Research seminar series

The Research Seminar Series began as a four-part Zoom event focused on science & research at Maplewood Flats. The series was aimed to engage community members on the research, monitoring projects, and collaborations occurring at Maplewood Flats. The series continues in 2021.

virtual walks & talks

online events & workshops

Watch video recordings of our monthly virtual walks and talks. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notifications on the latest videos.

Become a member

Get exclusive access to our latest programs and news.

Gain opportunities to exhibit your work, or participate in programs planning and career development.

Be a part of a diverse tight-knit community that’s passionate about birds, conservation and reconciliation.

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Get our monthly email newsletter in your inbox usually within the first week of each month. 

Support and Defend Coast Salish Wild Birds

Our work is made possible with the support of our members, volunteers, social enterprise revenues (nature house rentals and nursery sales), donors and funders – through their time, care, contributions, and grants.