Welcome to Fraser Valley Birding, British Columbia, Canada! Our checklist area has recorded 349 species of birds. Typically, over 230 different species are recorded annually. This site offers birders of all levels and interest a complete source for birding information what kinds of birds can be seen and where. Tips on attracting birds to the backyard is also a popular topic. A discussion forum is a fun place to share bird sightings, discuss other related topics, meet other birders in a friendly and open atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to have a part from contributing records and photos or writing articles and sharing knowledge for the benefit for both fellow bird enthusiasts and the birds themselves.
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Abbotsford & Chilliwack

Three Tips for Migration Birding
By Gord Gadsden

With fall migration well underway, here are a few tips to help in spotting the small passerine...more>>
Northern Flickers
By Daniel Beeke

Northern Flickers can be seen year round in the Fraser Valley. Pure Yellow-shafted Flickers...more>>

Site Guide: Sumas Mountain

Sumas Mountain is located at the eastern end of Abbotsford and parts of it is designated regional park. Most of this site guide covers the eastern part of the mountain.The first parking location is just inside the main gate at the end of Batt Road. Parking here and walking...more>>

Resources: Status Checklists (July 2013)

Seasonal status checklists display birds recorded in the checklist area. Click here to download one!

eBird Canada

An online method to record your bird sightings and to make your data accessible and useful for scientifc monitoring.


Recent Updates

September 8, 2016 - Site Guide - Sumas Mountain created.
June 30, 2016 - Site Guide - East Sector Park created.
June 30, 2016 - Lark Bunting species account created.
March 31, 2016 - Accidental Bird Species of the Checklist Area updated
March 31, 2016 - Site Guides format updated
March 25, 2016 - Brant species account updated (new data, photos and video
October 10, 2015 - Site Guide - Willband Creek Park created.
September 28, 2015 - Article - Albino and Leucistic Birds
April 11, 2015 - Whimbrel species account updated (data, photos)
April 10, 2015 - Loggerhead Shrike species account created
March 20, 2015 - Site Guide - Mill Lake updated (new species added)
December 10, 2014 - Upland Sandpiper species account created.
July 2, 2014 - Site Guide- Columbia Valley updated
March 27, 2014 - Costa's Hummingbird species account created.
March 6, 2014 - Say's Phoebe species account updated (data, photos)
February 15, 2014 - Western Bluebird species account created.
February 9, 2014 - Mountain Bluebird species account updated (data, photos)
January 30, 2014 - Lazuli Bunting species account updated (new data)
January 29, 2014 - Clay-colored Sparrow species account updated (data, photos)
January 24, 2014 - Grey Catbird species account updated (data, photos)
January 24, 2014 - Golden Eagle species account updated (data, photos)
January 10, 2014 - Nashville Warbler species account updated (data, photos)
January 2, 2014 - Monthly Challenge updated.

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