Birdwatching Backpacks

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Birdwatching Backpacks (Lending Collection)

Birdwatching Backpacks are now part of The Playground at FVRL. They are available for loan – free with your FVRL card!

Birdwatching Backpacks at FVRL

Birdwatching has come to the library! Outdoor enthusiasts have studied birds for generations. More recently, birdwatching (or “birding”) has become a growing trend among young people who wish to reconnect with nature. It’s now one of the fastest growing pastimes in North America! No matter your age or background, birdwatching is a relaxing and educational activity the whole family can enjoy.

Birdwatching supports STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) through observation of the natural world. The study of birds and their habitat can provide a deeper understanding of ecology, biodiversity and the environment.

Borrowing a Birdwatching Backpack With Your FVRL Card

Want to borrow a Birdwatching Backpack? It’s easy! All you need is an FVRL card. Birdwatching Backpacks circulate through the FVRL system as part of the floating collection. If we don’t have one available at your local library, we can put a hold on the next available backpack and it will be delivered to your nearest FVRL location. You can check availability at your library or search online in the FVRL catalogue.

You may check out your Birdwatching Backpack for a one-week loan period when others are waiting. (If there are no holds on the item, you may keep it for three weeks.) Please return your Birdwatching Backpack on time to any FVRL location. (Please return to a service desk. Do not place it in a book drop!) The Birdwatching Backpack collection is available to FVRL full access cardholders only. See Getting a Library Card for more details.

What's Inside

Each Birdwatching Backpack will contain:

Birdwatching Resources - Keep Learning

Want to learn more about birds, birdwatching, nature and wildlife? Borrow other library materials on birds or birdwatching. You can also access Birdwatching and Audubon magazines online through Overdrive Digital Magazines.

Check out these free birdwatching apps (available from Google Play and the Apple App Store):

You can also learn more through local organizations and their websites!

Playground Events

Want to learn more about the FVRL Playground? Visit the Events page to find upcoming events. If there are no events, check back soon!

Partners and Sponsors

FVRL has created the Birdwatching Backpacks in partnership with Wild Birds Unlimited – Vancouver and with support from the City of Delta and Bird Studies Canada.


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