Bird Checklist


A new bird checklist for Cypress was produced in January 2010 by Friends of Cypress and the Nature Vancouver Birding Section. 125 bird species have been recorded at Cypress to date. Information about good birding sites in the park's southern section is included in the checklist brochure. Click here.

Hi-View and Quarry lookouts are good places to view the fall raptor migration as is Black Mountain Plateau.  The Howe Sound Crest Trail is considered to be the Lower Mainland's most reliable location for seeing American Three-toed Woodpeckers.  Redbreasted Sapsuckers frequent the Cypress Bowl area in search of thin-barked hemlocks for drilling sap-holes.  Look for trees studded with small holes along the Yew Lake Trail and Old-Growth Loop.  Sooty (formerly Blue) Grouse may be seen along the Cypress Bowl Road and in many areas of the park.  Gray Jays are notorious for arriving when a lunch bag is opened, and Common Ravens may also keep a close eye on food sacks. 

For further reading about birds at Cypress, see The Birder's Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, edited by Catherine Aitchison for Nature Vancouver, and published by Whitecap Books, 2001. This book is currently under revision.


Gray Jays
R. Taylor photo


for reference documents about the park’s natural history.

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