Welcome to the

Wild Bird Trust of BC!

Our mission is to provide wild birds with sanctuary through ecological protection
and restoration, and support communities with education, culture,
and reconciliation programs.

Photo credit: Black-capped chickadee with berries by Brad Slavin,
July #birdofthemonth from the 2023 Coast Salish Bird Calendar

Birding at
Maplewood Flats

The Wild Bird Trust of BC (WBT) is a non-profit society that manages Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver. We acknowledge that Maplewood Flats is situated within the traditional and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN).

Maplewood Flats is open to the public for self-guided tours and individual bird watching. Guidelines for trail use and a self-guided tour map are provided to make your visit comfortable. Drop by the Greeter Hut at the entrance for more information.

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Events 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 and conservationists alike to deepen our lifelong love for wild birds and their habitats.

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News & Stories

Why We Need To Protect Our Rainforests

B.C.’s interior, rainforests are being logged at a rapid rate. Which not only affects the creatures that call it home but also the communities that depend on them. At the Wild Bird Trust we have an active plan to combat deforestation, read on to see how we’re conducting this plan.

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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.

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.