Birding in Canada
|B.C. Birdwatching adventures are located on the westcoast of Canada. It is the 3rd largest province and consists of mountain ranges and two-thirds of the province is covered in forest. [ Link ]|
|Alberta Birdwatching adventures are located in a western Canadian prairie province which is home to the Rocky Mountain Range, Boreal Forest, chain of lakes and hoodoos. [ Link ]|
|Saskatchewan Birdwatching adventures sre located in a central prairie province which is home to historical sites, canola fields, Boreal Forest, grasslands,wetlands and 10,000 lakes. [ Link ]|
|Yukon Birdwatching adventures are located in a wilderness environment with looming mountains, glaciers, rivers and wildlife. Home to the Northern Lights. [ Link ]|
|NWT Birdwatching adventures are located in a wilderness environment at the doorway to the Arctic Circle. Home to waterfalls, lakes, the Canadian Shield, the Northern Lights and wildlife [ Link ]|
Canada birdwatching is enjoyed best in the fall and spring seasons during migration season. There are hundreds of species of waterfowl, song birds, shorebirds, marine birds and predator birds living in Canada and migrating to and from Canada.
Prime Canada birdwatching season follows the same patterns as the migration routes of birds as they travel, back and forth, north and south, from Canada. There are many communities in Canada which fall under the migration path of birds called flyways.
What attracts birds to Canada are the abundance of wetlands, bogs, marshes, lakes, rivers and oceans spread out across the country. Many are popular birding destinations for resting, feeding and nesting birds.
The birdwatching destinations are sometimes fitted for birding groups. Some Wildlife Management Areas, parks and protected wetlands include hiking trails, birding blinds, lookout towers, information centres and interpretive billboards. Most provide bird checklists for quick identification of the bird species located in the region.
Canada birdwatching is an activity which can be enjoyed on a self guided tour or as part of a group led by an interpretive guide.
For the more determined, experienced birder there are birding clubs and birdwatching guides available in many of the communities in Canada. Birding clubs in Canada often plan regular, scheduled birdwatching adventures throughout the year. Many clubs welcome newcomers who are interested in joining them in their birding experience.
Some tours are birdwatching-only adventures while other popular adventures can include birdwatching like hiking, kayaking, canoeing and boating.
Some Canada Birdwatching Tips
- bring hat, sunglasses and sun screen.
- bring camera, video and binoculars.
- pick up a birding checklist from information centres.
- bring bug repellant.
- contact birding clubs for additional information.
- read about local birds prior to your birding adventure.
- wear good shoes.
- contact tour groups for next tour times.
- ask questions if partaking in tours.
- plan your birding destinations.
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