Other Ways To Support

Adopt a Bird

We know you love birds and the world we share with them. Symbolically adopting a bird is a powerful way to show it.  With your gift, you'll provide funds for RPBO's critical science, education, advocacy, and on-the-ground conservation work.

You'll be protecting birds and the places they live.

Choose from our list of birds commonly banded at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory, and you (or your chosen recipient) will receive an adoption certificate featuring:

  • A colour photo of a bird of your chosen species that was banded at RPBO
  • Details of the bird's age, sex, weight, wing length and unique band number, as well as some general life history information such as the species’ range and habits
  • If your bird is ever recaptured, we will contact you with the details of the recovery so that you can track its progress!

Birds for Adoption

Anna's Hummingbird


Look more like flying jewellery than birds, with their iridescent emerald feathers and sparkling rose-pink throats.

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet


This diminutive bird seems to have endless energy.

Barred Owl


This now common owl is a relatively recent arrival on Vancouver Island.

Rufous Hummingbird


This bright bird travels 1000s of miles from Central America to breed & nest.

Steller's Jay


Our provincial bird and an integral component of Garry Oak ecosystems.

Cedar Waxwing


These birds feature gorgeous silky grey plumage with lemon-yellow accents.

Varied Thrush


The Varied Thrush is restricted to Western North America. They breed from Alaska to Northern California.

Northern Saw-whet Owl


These amazing little owls are banded during their southward migration in the fall at Rocky Point.

Common Yellowthroat


Common Yellowthroat is a very vocal bird, early to arrive each Spring. Males sport a broad black mask, while females have more subdued colouring.



Bushtits are sprightly, social songbirds that twitter as they fly. They build unique nests held together by spiderwebs.


Shop with Our Affiliates

The following affiliated local and online merchants contribute a portion of sales to our operations:

  • Avocet Tours offers a donation to RPBO if you mention us when you book your tour.
  • Co-op Gas Stations - Enter RPBO's member number (80246) at the pump and RPBO will receive a rebate at the end of the year.
  • Larkwire is a complete, game-based learning system for mastering bird sounds—designed for both beginners and advanced birders. When you purchase these systems using "RPBO" as the coupon code when you order, you’ll receive a 10% discount and RPBO earns 20% from each purchase.
  • The Soap Exchange - When you buy soap from the Soap Exchange the store will donate 10% of the net purchase to RPBO. Tell them you'd like to donate to Rocky Point Bird Observatory at checkout.

Thank you for your interest in supporting RPBO’s research, stewardship, and public education activities. Together, we can help conserve birds and their coastal habitats!

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