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.