Winter Bird Watching in Vancouver and BC

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Elevate your next Vancouver or BC winter bird watching experience with the newly launched BC Bird Trail Mobile Experience, a free tool to help birdwatchers of all levels discover the best birding hotspots in BC – plus, earn points and track progress along the way during each excursion.

BC Bird Trail App - Photo courtesy of the BC Bird Trail
Photo Credit: BC Bird Trail

Winter Bird Watching in Vancouver and BC

The BC Bird Trail has officially unveiled its brand new mobile app, designed to make birding easier – and more fun – across BC this winter. Now available for download via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, The BC Bird Trail Mobile Experience’s goal is to be the perfect companion for all of the upcoming seasonal birdwatching adventures.

The BC Bird Trail Mobile Experience is a free app optimized for iPhone and Android users. Novice and experienced birders alike are encouraged to use the app for inspiration to explore new regions of BC, and to earn points and badges when they check-in at iconic spots across the province. As users earn points, they can also track their progress alongside other birders using the app’s leaderboard.

The launch of this mobile experience compliments the recent expansion of The BC Bird Trail earlier this fall, which includes the brand new Sea to Sky trail spanning the communities of Squamish and Whistler, as well as two new independent Bird Trail Outposts.

“We’re all particularly excited for amateur wildlife explorers and seasoned birders, from BC and beyond, to interact with this new and improved birdwatching tool developed by our team at The BC Bird Trail Mobile Experience. With birdwatching continuing to grow in popularity year over year – especially amongst a younger, more diverse demographic than ever before – this new app is an excellent resource and intuitive guide for making the most of each and every birding adventure for birdwatchers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.”

Ceri Chong, Director, Destination and Industry Development at Tourism Richmond.

Benefits of the BC Bird Trail App

Self guided itineraries for each community are available via the mobile experience throughout the winter. This feature is designed to make the birding experience more enjoyable and educational. Additionally, the app offers:

  • An in-app gamification experience
  • An easy-to-use guide for tracking your birding progress
  • The ability to plan trips in advance based on curated recommendations by the experts at The BC Bird Trail and Destination BC
  • Recommended local attractions, restaurants, and more, curated by local experts
  • The opportunity to track progress by earning points and badges as users visit new regions and discover curated itineraries across the province, as mentioned above

To learn more about BC bird trails throughout the season, follow The BC Bird Trail on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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