Birding in British Columbia, Canada
Canada travel, tourism
There are many opportunities for Birding in British Columbia, Canada. Plan to explore BC parks, trails, forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. You will find a vast variety of species in most of them.
British Columbia, Canada is home to songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and predator birds. There are year round residents, winter and summer visitors and migrating birds just passing through. There are over 360 bird species identified in British Columbia, Canada. [ Courtesy Breeding Bird of British Columbia Atlas.]
Birdwatching varies in depending on the season and on what you want to see. Spring and autumn are often considered the best season for birding. There are parks created just for birdwatching. Some include hiking trails, sightseeing benches, information signs, identification boards and birding blinds.
Some of the more popular bird sightings in British Columbia, Canada include the majestic Bald eagle, trumpeter swan, barn owl, whooping crane, peregrine falcon, ferruginous hawk, piping clover, prairie falcon, ruby-crowned kinglet, Canada goose, sandhill crane, hooded merganser, common loon, cooper's hawk, gyrfalcon, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture and barred owl.