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BC Coastal Waterbird Survey

Ducks Photo: Ralph Hocken

Volunteer Resources

All Volunteer Resources are in Adobe format. If you do not have an Adobe reader, it can be downloaded for free at

Survey Instructions


Data Entry

ID and Training Guides

Training Guide - BCCWS Protocol and Flock Counting

Training Resources for Citizen Scientists: Estimating Shorebird Flock Sizes

Waterbird ID Slides

Visit eBird to learn which species you can expect at different time of the year

ID Guide for Adult Gulls

ID Guide for Hybrid & Immature Gulls

ID Guide for Shorebirds

ID Guide for Cormorants

ID Guide for Ducks

ID Guide for Alcids

ID Guide for Loons & Grebes


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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