Birdwatching ExplorePACKS

The Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of our Birdwatching ExplorePACKS. Any adult or teen with a RPL library card may borrow the ExplorePACKS.

The Birdwatching ExplorePACK is a bird watching starter pack, perfect for a fun and educational way to spend time outdoors and appreciate nature!

Each Birdwatching ExplorePACK contains:

  • Crossfire 8×42 binoculars with lens cap, strap and a soft case;
  • National Geographic field guide to the birds of Western North America
  • Pacific authentic Richmond BC birding map;
  • Map-guide to the common birds of Vancouver
  • British Columbia birds: a folding pocket guide to familiar species.
  • Discover Richmond: birds
  • List of resources on birdwatching
  • Satisfaction survey

We now have a Two person Birdwatching ExplorePACK that includes:

  • Two Crossfire 8×42 binoculars with lens cap, strap, and a soft case
  • Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Pacific Northwest book

These kits are made possible by the generous donation of Birds Canada, Wild Birds Unlimited, Vortex Optics, and Environment, Climate Change Canada and through the generous work of James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist and Birds Canada.


To find out more about Birds Canada’s, education initiatives, and conservation work, please visit for more information about the Birdwatching backpack, please call Richmond Public Library at (604) 231-6422, or ask about it the next time you visit.


BC Bird Trail

BC Nature: Federation of BC Naturalists

Biodiversity Bingo Game

Bird Checklist

Birds Brochure & Checklist

Birds Canada

Boreal Songbird Initiative

Find a Birdwatching buddy!

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society

Map of Birding Areas

Pacific Wildlife Foundation

Stewardship Centre for BC

Vancouver Avian Research Society

Wild Bird Trust

Wild Birds Unlimited – Vancouver


Birdwatching Apps

Audubon Bird Guide


Merlin Bird ID

Seek by iNaturalist

At the Library

Bird Storytime Kit

RPL Bird Bingo Game

Staff Picks

Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Cannings, Richard J.

What It's Like to Be A Bird

Sibley, David

How to Know the Birds

Floyd, Ted

The Birds of Vancouver Island's West Coast

Dorst, Adrian

Best Places to Bird in British Columbia

Cannings, Russell

Vancouver Birds

Kavanagh, James