Burnaby is full of natural habitats for plants and wildlife. And that means bird watching opportunities, all year round! With our new Birding Backpacks it’s never been easier to explore green spaces and their inhabitants, around the region or even from your own neighbourhood.

Each backpack comes with the essentials for a ready-to-go nature experience: a pair of binoculars and simple, illustrated guides for identifying and learning about local birds, trees, wild plants, butterflies and moths. The backpacks are light and adjustable for birders, nature enthusiasts and citizen scientists of all ages and abilities. Pack a few layers, some snacks and sunscreen, and you’re ready to go bird watching.

The Birding Backpacks are part of our Curiosity Collection, which includes kits that support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) experiences. They offer an accessible way to observe and engage with the natural world. Place a hold and borrow one for free with your library card!