Getting Here

Learn about the bird banding & migration monitoring being done by WildResearch at the Iona Island Bird Observatory in Richmond


BC’s Pacific Flyway

Truly some of the best birding in North America happens in and around Richmond. From the Musqueam marshlands of Sea Island and Iona Beach, to the migratory birds of Terra Nova Park, there’s so much to explore – all within reach of a bustling cultural centre.

WildResearch on Iona Island
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    Iona Beach Regional Park
    900 Ferguson Rd

    Located where the Fraser River meets the sea, this park is part of the Pacific Flyway – and one the most important migratory bird destinations in the region.

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    Liron Gertsman Bird Tours

    An intimate bird tour experience accessing more than 15 years of wildlife insights Liron has accumulated during his award-winning nature photography career in and around Vancouver.

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Terra Nova Rural Park
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    Terra Nova Rural Park
    2631 Westminster Hwy

    Also located along the Pacific Flyway, this park offers great opportunities to see migratory birds, with viewing platforms along the trails perfect for bird watching.

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    Richmond Public Library
    100-7700 Minoru Gate
    Accessible Birding

    An excellent stop for birdwatching enthusiasts in BC, the Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library offers free Birdwatching ExplorePACKs, a starter pack equipped with everything you need to get outdoors and experience birdwatching, that can be borrowed for up to 7 days with an RPL library card!

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    Fairmont Vancouver Airport
    3111 Grant McConachie Way

    Situated in the middle of Sea Island, relax in comfortable rooms with unobstructed views of the ocean and North Shore Mountains. Close to great food, shopping, and the heart of the Pacific Flyway.

Historic Harbour & Iconic Birds

Located on the southwest tip of Lulu Island, Steveston Village’s historic harbour is full of heritage architecture and fresh fish – which in turn attracts a variety of birds looking for a taste.

Garry Point Park
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    Pajo's Fish and Chips
    12351 Third Ave

    Pajo’s serves up 100% Oceanwise certified, and delicious, classic fish and chips. Take in the harbour views while floating right on the water.

West Dyke Trail
 Visitor Centre
Lesser Yellowlegs

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Participate in bird banding at the Iona Island Bird Observatory
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Participate in Vancouver Bird Celebration

May 14 – 31, 2022

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