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One of Canada's best...

Gary Zorn has a passion for the big bears, the grizzlies. With Gary you will meet the Cariboo Mountains grizzly bears in their wild, natural habitat.

Book your trip with us to meet the bears of the Cariboo up close and personal.

"The Bear Whisperer™" is one of Canada's Signature Experiences.

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Why Ecotours-BC?

Total immersion and pure connection with nature puts you on the inside of the forest, seeing with the eyes of the forest. Become one with nature and the wild creatures. It's pure joy. An experience that brings a lifetime of memories from the adventure and life changing moments in nature.

British Columbia's Pacific Flyway

Located on the Pacific Flyway, British Columbia is a birding paradise so bring your camera and your curiosity and visit us in central British Columbia where over 200 species of birds make their homes in the Cariboo Mountains. Birding comes naturally when there are huge populations of raptors, migratory and mountain birds in this widespread mountain wilderness area.


Some birds are truly unique within this area of the Cariboo – the Chestnut-backed Chickadee which favours the Cedar Hemlock forests, the Varied Thrush which breeds extensively in the Cariboo Mountains down to lake level and the Tennessee Warbler and Magnolia Warbler which are primarily found in this region. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned birder this is a unique and rare experience – a very special way of getting out and enjoying the spectacular beauty of the seasons.


Wetlands to Alpine

Anchored by huge Quesnel Lake, deepest fjord lake in the world, with habitat ranging from wetlands to alpine, it provides habitat for many varied bird species. It is also one of the largest migratory staging areas in BC. Hiking through the marshlands and interior rainforest to the alpine you will meet many feathered friends, large and small, and have exceptional photo opportunities. Birds include eagles, owls, osprey, migratory birds – ducks, swans, geese, blue herons, sandhill cranes. Traveling the rivers by boat eagles and belted king fishers keep us company along with a plethora of other birds that call the rivers home like the elegant common loon.


A first rate experience in an authentic Canadian wilderness classroom led by professional naturalists and birders.he alpine and subalpine of the Cariboo Mountains region is a birder’s odyssey with a phenomenal selection of hard to find birds.


Included in this menagerie of birds is 9 species of owls, jays, song birds, raptors, woodpeckers and hard to find birds.


Birds you can expect to see

Boreal Owls

Hawk Owls

Tennessee Warblers

Horned Larks

Stellar Jays

Grey Jays (aka "Whiskey Jack" or "Camp Robber")

3 species of Ptarmigans

Gray Crowned Rosy Finch

Rosy Finch

American Pipit

Blacked Backed Woodpecker

3 Toed Woodpecker

Golden Crowned Sparrow

Boreal Chickadee


Hammond's Flycatcher

Caliope Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

White Crowned Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow


Water and Wetlands

Bald Eagles

Golden Eagles

Common Loon

Grebes - 4 Species

Mergansers - Hooded and Common


Lower to mid elevations

Wilson Warbler

Northern Water Thrush

Fox Sparrow

Chestnut Backed Chickadee

8 – 9 species of warblers





Hermit Thrush

Swanson’s Thrush

Varied Thrush

Black Swifts

Vaux’s Swift

Pine Siskin

Magnolia Warbler

Vireo – 3 species


Hawks – 4 – 6 species

American Goldfinch

Owls – 9 species

Sandhill Cranes

Water Ousel (aka "Dippers")

Belted Kingfishers

Barrows Golden Eye

Canada Geese



Call of The North - Loons and Chicks

If you are an avid birder and crazy about Loons this special guided birding adventure on the many Boreal lakes of the Cariboo Mountains is not to be missed. The distinctive mystical haunting call of the Loon is both magical and mysterious – the masterpiece of nature’s symphony.  It’s the voice of the Canadian wilderness - the “call of the North” and truly herald’s the arrival of spring.


Our lodge is located on the Quesnel River at the outlet of Quesnel Lake and the foot of the Cariboo Mountains in Likely, British Columbia.

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