Nature Guides B.C.
Welcome to Nature Guides BC
Nature Guides BC is a small writing and publishing company based in British
Columbia, Canada, specialising in the natural history of the Fraser Estuary and
Boundary Bay. This geographic area, lying immediately south of the city of
Vancouver B.C., is the foremost Important Bird Area (IBA) in Canada, visited by
millions of migratory birds, of many different species.
Our goal is to foster interest in nature and conservation, especially in areas
undergoing rapid urbanisation, and to encourage birdwatching and nature
On this website you can buy several books on nature and the ecological history of
Boundary Bay and the Fraser Estuary, as well as a guide to growing native plants in
the dry Interior. Visit our Blog for photographs and articles on nature throughout
British Columbia. Go to the Annex tab for checklists to plants and animals of the
Fraser Estuary. Our Links page will connect you to dozens of organizations in the
Lower Mainland B.C. and beyond with interests covering birds, plants, butterflies,
archaeology, history, and much more.
International Ornithological Congress
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
19-26 August 2018
Visiting Vancouver for IOC 2018?
Many field trips and talks will focus on the world-famous Fraser River Delta and
Estuary. Boundary Bay lies at the heart of the delta. Get a head start on learning
about the ecology and species found throughout the estuary by reading our guide
books: A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay and Tracing Our Past ~ A Heritage Guide
to Boundary Bay. Read on to see how to order. We ship worldwide. Sign up for field
trips to the Delta on the IOC website.
Exploring Boundary Bay and the Fraser Delta?
For field trips in the area, check out Delta Naturalists' Society, Nature Vancouver
and BC Nature, and buy one of our popular guide books (see below) for self-guided
tours. Brochures on a number of nature topics and events are available from Birds
on the Bay.
Contact Nature Guides BC for more information on observing nature in B.C or
planning your ecotourism trip. We can recommend the best places to see different
species. Many organizations and ecotourism operators run trips to see local
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Tracing Our Past ~ A Heritage Guide
to Boundary Bay
by Anne Murray, photographs by David Blevins
An ecological history of the land south of the
Fraser River more info>>
A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay by
Anne Murray, photographs by David Blevins
The essential guide to birding and exploring
nature south of the Fraser River more info>>
Cultivating the Wild: Gardening with
Native Plants of BC's Southern Interior
and eastern Washington by Eva Durance
more info>> or order online
|Nature Guides BC
Georgia Basin Habitat Atlas: Boundary Bay
Friends of Semiahmoo Society and Community Mapping
Network, ed. Anne Murray. More info or to buy now >>
Prefer to buy at a store? Check for retailers here
Want More info?
Read reviews and check out David Blevins photographs
BOOKS ABOUT OUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT
Nesting Barn Swallows, Fraser
River Delta, BC; photo Anne Murray
|Information for Birders,
Naturalists, and Visitors
Annotated bird checklist for
the Boundary Bay area
Best Birding Spots in
Vancouver as described by
Nature Vancouver with maps
Black Bear, Manning Park, BC
|Popular guides to nature in the Fraser River delta &
Boundary Bay, B.C.
Anne Murray has written many columns in the Georgia Straight online
newspaper, the Delta Optimist, Surrey North Delta Leader, and Peace Arch
News and for BCNature. She has also has occasional articles in
Snowy Owl on Boundary Bay;
photo: Felicity Jenkins
Delta Naturalists' Society
Based in Delta, this group has a
monthly meeting in Tsawwassen
and mid-week casual birding trips
to locations all around the Lower
Mainland and beyond.
Check their blog here