Wingspan Magazine

The voice of birding, conservation and reconciliation in British Columbia

Fall/ Winter 2023

In our latest issue, we featured some important projects like the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Shoreline Adaptation and Restoration Project. There is birding news from around British Columbia and including a rare bird that was spotted in Kelowna’s Munson Pond. You can check out interviews and stories on important topics around Indigenous protected and conserved areas, communities, Nonprofits and UNDRIP. In addition to your favourite columns about bird sightings, native plants, photography tips, and upcoming exhibits!

Pick up your print copy from your nearest library, or during your visit at Maplewood Flats. Or, become a member to get your copy delivered right to your mailbox

Call for Submissions

We are inviting submissions from members and the public for our next issue. We are seeking new writing, art, and photography which will be enjoyed by 7500 readers across BC. Get the full details.

Back Issues

Wingspan Magazine is a free biannual publication of Wild Bird Trust. It includes information on our latest events, exhibitions, and programs, as well as feature articles, regular member columns, and updates on local developments relating to the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats.​
Spring /Summer 2023

In this issue, we highlight an urgent call for the protection of B.C.’s Northern spotted owls who are on the brink of extinction. We interview Dare to Bird author, Melissa Hafting, on Real Change in B.C.’s Birding Community in the heels of Audobon’s decision to keep their founder’s name despite the family’s past slaver activities. Follow ancient migratory bird pathways that crisscross the planet with Dr. Timm Döbert in Flyway Heroes. Plus your favourite columns on bird sightings, nature photography tips, and native plant profiles are inside.

Double Issue 2022

Feature articles in this issue: Decolonizing Birding In Local Spaces; Tackling the Climate Emergency; Loneliness and Birding with Aranya lyer; an update on Roberts Bank Terminal 2 environmental report; Bird Poems and Images: A Pandemic Year Treasury, and more!

Pick up your print copy from your nearest library, or during your visit at Maplewood Flats. Or, become a member to get your copy delivered right to your mailbox.

Summer 2021 Issue

Featuring 10 up-and-coming youth birders from BC who share their passion for birding and citizen science. Also featured is RAVEN’s Jeff Nichols, in an interview on Birds and Indigenous Knowledge. Brush up on photography tips, including ethical bird photography and let the kids enjoy two colouring pages of nature-inspired art by Ronnie Dean Harris. Check out your favourite regular columns including the all-time reader favourite, Coast Salish Plant profiles.

Fall/Winter 2020​
In this issue of Wingspan, we spotlight the threats to shorebirds from continued industrialisation at Roberts Bank 2 and the dwindling bird numbers being challenged by Indigenous land guardians across BC. With thanks to Melissa Hafting and Alice Sun, we highlight young birders across BC who are also at the forefront of the growing interest in birding and citizen science.
Spring 2020

In this issue, we expand our coverage throughout British Columbia and offer photography, birding, and habitat restoration stories, tips, and tools to help you make a sustainable impact on preserving BC’s biodiversity; with a special focus on how we continue our work in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Fall/Winter 2019

Special feature on Climate Change and Birds, educating children on climate justice, art from our new artist-in-residence, research symposium, new birding photography column, and many more!

Spring/Summer 2019

Featuring Birding in Iran, Pacific Coast Portraits Exhibit artists, Coast Salish Plants (and Plant Nursery sale!), Art & Nature Summer Camp preview, and many more!

Fall/Winter 2018

Featuring South Asian Birding Spotlight, Mountains to Mudflats book review, Highlights from IO Congress 2018, and AGM notice.

Spring/Summer 2018

Special WBT 25th Anniversary issue! Featuring keynotes from IO Congress 2018, Coast Salish artists, TEK-based Restoration and Reconciliation, and the 12th Osprey Festival.


Inaugural Wingspan issue in magazine format. Featuring speakers for the 2018 IO Congress, Kingfisher Summer Camp, and reports from the Habitat and Cultural Use Plan committee.