Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia

Wild Bird Trust is dedicated to the protection of birds and their habitats, on the principle that all wildlife must benefit.

Activities and Objectives:

Wildlife sanctuaries will be established throughout British Columbia. Each sanctuary will be restored and enhanced to optimize habitat for wildlife.

The sanctuaries are:

The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver now in its thirteenth year of operation with capital projects almost complete.  Fund raising for a Nature House (with wheelchair accessible washrooms) to complement this "living classroom" is under way. 
Click here for Images of Maplewood by John Lowman
McFadden Creek Nature Sanctuary, Salt Spring Island.   At the time of purchase the twelve and a half acre McFadden Creek Nature Sanctuary was considered to be British Columbia's largest unprotected colony of breeding Great Blue Herons (over 120 active nests).

Project partners Waterbird Watch Collective, Islands Trust Fund and Wild Bird Trust successfully raised the funds ($260,000) for this acquisition in record-breaking time. Predation by Bald Eagles decimated the colony and the herons dispersed. It is projected that the herons will eventually return and the site is managed with this hope in mind. This site does not have public access, but excellent interpretive signage on the Great Blue Heron can be enjoyed at roadside.
"The Corrigan Nature Sanctuary".  A house on 1 ½ acres wooded property in Surrey. This will make an ideal location for administration, research, or education. The agreement was signed on 14th September 2001.
Trincomali Nature Sanctuary, Galiano Island. This 12 hectare property is located along the southwestern portion of Galiano Island along Trincomali Channel. Acquisition of this property was accomplished by The Land Conservancy, Islands Trust Fund with funding help from the Government of Canada and private donors. In 2000, The Land Conservancy (TLC) and the Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) registered a conservation covenant protecting the coastal bluffs among other sensitive habitats on the property. WBT Wild BIrd Trust of British Columbia signed the Management Agreement for the Sanctuary on November 16th 2002.

Contact Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia

Geoffrey Bird
1489 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, British Columbia  V7T 1B8
Phone: (604) 922-1550
Fax: (604) 922-8034

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