Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia

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.

About Us

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.

Our new website is on its way. While our website is being revitalized, please follow us on Social Media.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, 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!
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We are here to help you 7 days a week and respond within 24 hours. Plus, you can find most answers to your questions right on FAQ page.

General Inquiries​

2649 Dollarton Highway,
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 1B1

Tel: 1-(604) 929-2379
Email: wbtmembershipoffice@telus.net

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