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Learn how Kris Cu is supporting diversity via community bird walks in Surrey


North Surrey

Surrey’s urban heartbeat is strongest in the North, and this thriving city centre is a great place to start exploring all the city has to offer. Trust the local cafes and shops to have everything you need for a day outdoors, as you spot countless bird species within the 452 acres of wetlands, lakes, meadows, and trails tucked within Green Timbers.

Red Crossbill
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    Brownsville Bar Beach
    11931 Old Yale Rd

    One of the only locations on the Fraser River with a sandy beach, this park offers a walking loop and lots of open green space ideal for picnics and birdwatching.

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    Green Timbers Urban Forest
    14600 Block of 100 Ave

    One of Surrey’s largest parks and home to over 10 kilometres of nature trails. Bald eagles, woodpeckers, owls, and various waterfowl are known to make appearances in this urban oasis.

Field Notes

Exploring the South Fraser Bird Trail

Exploring the South Fraser Bird Trail takes you through three communities: Surrey, Richmond, and Delta. Situated at the mouth of the Fraser River, this region is one of the best birding areas in the world. While South Fraser is home to plenty of year-round birds, the main attraction for many birders is the fact that…
Long-billed Dowitcher


Just South of the Fraser River lie Guildford and Fleetwood, two of Surrey’s up and coming neighbourhoods. A unique mix of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, birds and visitors alike flock to these communities to explore gardens, lakes, and parks of all sizes.

Cedar Waxwing
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    Surrey Lake Park
    7500 152 St

    A 2 km loop trail takes you through a variety of birding habitats, including lake, wetland, meadow and forest. Watch for bald eagles hunting over the lake or marsh wrens among the bulrushes.

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    Cuatro Coffee
    9014 152 St

    Serving up fresh, quality coffee and teas, with delicious hot paninis, in-house fresh-baked pastries, and decadent desserts.

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    Four Points by Sheraton
    10410 158 St

    This riverside hotel features pet-friendly rooms and suites with modern decor, ergonomic workspaces, and plush Marriott bedding.

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    Sheraton Guildford
    15269 104 Ave

    Thoughtful service and cutting-edge amenities in this conveniently located hotel, a short distance from birding spots like Green Timbers.


Modern cultural flavours combine with traditional agricultural history within the neighbouring communities of Newton and Cloverdale. Once you’ve had your fill of delicious South Asian cuisine and retail shopping, find your way to Mud Bay or Hi-Knoll park for some of the region’s best bird viewing.

Northern Pintail by Shayne Kaye
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    Hi Knoll Park
    19569 Colebrook Rd

    Explore forest, meadow, and seasonal swamp habitats via a 1.5km trail. Waterfowl, swallows, and Wilson’s Snipes are known to live in this area.

Mud Bay Park, Surrey
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    Mud Bay Park
    13030 48 Ave

    A scenic area with a shoreline loop trail along Boundary Bay, a known birdwatching hotspot, with opportunities to see shorebirds and waterfowl, especially at low tide.

Dunlin-ShayneKaye-1 - BC Bird Trail
Dunlin by Shayne Kaye

South Surrey

Beaches, parks, and relaxation abound in one of the region’s most picturesque neighbourhoods. From the beachfront promenade at Crescent Beach, to the world-class birding at Blackie Spit and Serpentine Fen, there’s no shortage of opportunities to look up, and stay grounded, in this inspiring stop on the BC Bird Trail.

Blackie Spit
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    Blackie Spit Park
    3136 McBride Ave

    Part of the Pacific Flyway and included in the “Important Bird Area” of the Fraser River Estuary, this 5km nature trail welcomes hundreds of species of birds each year.

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    Crescent Beach
    Beecher St

    Long, rocky beach with kid-friendly tide pools and scenic views of the bay and distant mountains. Follow the beach to Blackie Spit, a popular birding location.

Elgin Heritage Park
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    Elgin Heritage Park
    13723 Crescent Rd

    This park on the banks of the Nicomekl River features a 3-km trail through woods and wetlands that are home to shorebirds, owls, and more.

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    Serpentine Fen
    4981 King George Blvd

    A serene wetland park featuring a 3.5km trail with several wooden viewing towers, perfect for birdwatching across the marsh and river.

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    Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest
    2598 144 St

    A 130-hectare park with a natural second growth forest making for a dynamic ecosystem full of birds. Along the various networks of trails, look out for dark-eyed juncos, chickadees, wrens, spotted towhees, owls, hawks, and woodpeckers.

Field Notes

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