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Wildlife and Habitat Monitoring

The Stanley Park Ecology Society monitors wildlife in Stanley Park and beyond.  Long-term monitoring programs such as our bird watching, bald eagle and great blue heron nest monitoring programs have been running since 2004, while new projects are starting every year.

Current long-term projects aim to gather baseline data on important environmental indicators and track changes in the park’s ecological health.

Projects are currently focused on the following areas:

  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Amphibians
  • Intertidal Biodiversity
  • Water Quality
  • Monthly Bird Counts
  • Barn Swallows
  • Mason Bees
  • Stream Invertebrates

Following the 2006 windstorm, initial surveys for owls, breeding birds, amphibians, bats and Species at Risk were carried out as a part of the Stanley Park Restoration Plan. We have continued these seasonal surveys since, following Resources Information Standards Committee protocols.

Our wildlife and habitat monitoring programs provide information to support park management, and we share our results with all levels of government, community groups, and local academic institutions. These programs rely on the time donated by dedicated volunteers and advice from professional biologists.

To donate your time or expertise, please visit our volunteer page.

View publications about our monitoring program.