British Columbia

Birding Information

Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today
Tina MacDonald's excellent site contains links to British Columbia birding hotspots, trip reports, checklist and maps, information on endemic and endangered birds, links to rare bird information local events and festivals.

Birding the Americas: Trip Report and Planning Repository
This easy to navigate site compiled by Blake Maybank of Nova Scotia has not only trip reports but also trip planning information covering birding sites, parks and heritage rivers, nature organizations, official tourism site, maps, checklists, weather and tides, and references to other wildlife.

Birding Festivals
British Columbia has a wealth of spring birding festivals:
April --
The Brant Wildlife Festival ,Parksville; and Osprey Festival
, Creston;
Wings over the Rockies , Invermere Wildlife
Festival of Birds & Bears
, Golden, and Meadowlark
, Penticton


Birds of a Feather B&B, Vancouver Island
An intimate and private west coast B&B Inn offering all private master bathrooms and located on a wildlife shore-bird sanctuary. Courtesy canoe, row boat, kayaks, bicycles, hot tub, full course hot breakfast. On the ocean by the forest.

Vaseux Lake Lodge, Okanagan
Vaseux Lake Lodge offers a unique vacation destination in the only desert climatic zone in Canada. Vaseux Lake is a designated Bird Sanctuary and is in the Vaseux Bighorn Sheep National Wildlife Area. The south Okanagan and lower Similkameen valleys have long been known among Canadian nature-lovers as one of the "must-see" places. Thousands of bird watchers visit our valley every year to see birds they simply can't see anywhere else in Canada. The valley has a Meadowlark Festival in May.

Whiffin Spit Lodge
On the spectacular South West Coast of Vancouver Island. Bird watchers are drawn to Whiffen Spit Beach where they find an excellent vantage point for observing seabirds, shorebirds, marine mammals & intertidal life. East Sooke Park offers one of the best sites in the Pacific Northwest to observe the fall Raptor migration (starting mid-September).

Tours & Guides

Bird Treks
A Pennsylvania company has tours to British Columbia for the Skylark and Crested Myna.

Eagle-Eye Tours
A Canadian company based in British Columbia focusing on North and South America with trips to Spain and Kenya. They have a trip to British Columbia and a weekend trip to the Okanagan Valley.

The Travelling Naturalist
This British Company is a small, specialist tour operator, with a simple aim - to provide the most enjoyable guided wildlife holidays possible! Many of their leaders while all round naturalist are first and foremost birders.

All WINGS leaders have varied interests in natural history and other more or less closely related fields, but the timing and itinerary of our trips are dictated almost entirely by ornithological considerations.


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Updated 01/20/05