About Us

Welcome to the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) website where, everything we do is done with the express purpose of safeguarding birds and their habitats to ensure their long-term survival!

VARC is a Registered Canadian Charity (#82118 2656 RR0001) passionately dedicated to wild bird RESEARCH, CONSERVATION and EDUCATION. We support these three vital areas through two key components:

  1. Collecting and providing data and research
  2. Providing public outreach and education to raise awareness of environmental issues as they relate to birds

RESEARCH

We believe that research, monitoring and data collection are vital in guiding successful management action for habitat conservation.

CONSERVATION

We are committed to taking positive action for change and to use the knowledge and data we collect to influence policy makers at local, provincial and federal levels.

EDUCATION

We strongly believe that education is the first step in safeguarding birds and their habitats. We offer an extensive variety of public outreach programs, lectures and workshops for both adults and youth, to raise awareness of environmental issues as they relate to birds.