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BC Coastal Waterbird Survey

Ducks Photo: Ralph Hocken

Get Involved

Anyone who can identify coastal waterbird species in their area can participate in this program! The BC Coastal Waterbird Survey provides rewarding opportunities for volunteers to contribute their knowledge of coastal habitats and waterbirds. The data they collect directly supports the conservation of British Columbia's waterbirds.

The survey involves counting waterbirds at specific locations along the BC coast each month. Volunteers should have intermediate to advanced bird identification skills and have access to binoculars or a spotting scope.

Current Survey Sites

To join the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey and receive your manual and recording forms, please contact:

Graham Sorenson
BC Projects Coordinator
Bird Studies Canada
5421 Robertson Road, RR 1
Delta, BC V4K 3N2
Toll-free: 1-877-349-2473


This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été réalisé avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

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