"The Vancouver International Bird Festival that I chair joins with the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver on 19-26 August 2018. The festival and congress will showcase the latest science, conservation and awareness of birds at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Among the many events will be Artists for Conservation annual show. Find out what's in store by going to  "

The Salish Sea is a body of water between Vancouver Island and British Columia near Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. Renowned for its internationally important bird and marine mammals, having an online atlas of distirbutions and abundance will assist in development and conservation proposals. Through the Pacific WildLife Foundation, I am conducting the surveys and arranging for the results to be published as a Salish Sea atlas of birds and mammals. You can see more of my conservation and artwork at my web site or follow on Twitter @drrobbutler