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Merritt BC Birdwatchers Destination Spot

By Tania Stewart in Experience Merritt BC Videos 853 views 10th Feb, 2023 Video Duration: N/A   Merritt, BC, Canada
Merritt, BC. Canada, a birdwatchers travel destination spot year round. Growing up in the Nicola Valley surrounded by mountains, forests, rivers, swamps, grasslands, over 200 hundred lakes fueled a passion for all wildlife. Weekends full of adventures while out exploring, hiking, climbing, and just being out with nature. Being a bit of a bird nerd, I have always been fascinated with Crows, aka Corvids. Having been told by my mom that crows and ravens are messengers from passed loved ones, totally intrigued me. A couple of years ago during the late spring, Merritt BC, was hit with a very unusual hot spell. Which had devastating effects on wildlife and especially birds, at the time of nestling. One morning we discovered a baby crow on the ground below a tree in our backyard. George the Crow adopted us as his saviors, his crow keepers. George the crow impacted many lives while educating them on how unique, intelligent, affectionate, smart and diverse corvids are. Becoming somewhat of a celebrity, here in Merritt as well throughout Canada, as well as traveling the world. George managed to change people's views and lifelong, prejudice's about his kind. I wanted to share this video and story of George the Crow, kind of like a snapshot of what it is to be a Canadian. One who can call herself a birdwatcher, guardian of all nature and wildlife. Are we not lucky and blessed to have all of Canada's beauty engulfing us from east to west. Merritt BC., is not only a birdwatcher's destination place, it is also an adventure seekers dream vacation. Oh, George the crow grew up and like all young adults, left home to explore seeking his own adventures.



  • I've always wanted a pet crow so I was interested in how George the Crow came to be with you.
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  • Diana Mohrsen George fell out of his nest from a tree in our backyard. We think due to high winds from a storm. Our trees are very close and perfectDiana Mohrsen George fell out of his nest from a tree in our backyard. We think due to high winds from a storm. Our trees are very close and perfect for sheltering a nestling. At first, we left it alone, but after 2 days he was visibly struggling. Could not put back in its nest, crows are masters at choosing the safest and hardest spots while also fortifying themselves from danger. I think he adopted us, but we used a milk crate to cover him at night, and took turns feeding him during the day. Funny thing is that he would walk over to his crate when it was time to bunk down for the night. If you want to see more videos of George, growing up and more. My YouTube channel has countless ones. Feel free to subscribe and receive updates. Crows are truly amazing Diana, and very affectionate.   More ...
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  • Tania Stewart I just subscribed! I watched two crows build their nest in a high tree outside my office window one spring. Then watched them bringTania Stewart I just subscribed! I watched two crows build their nest in a high tree outside my office window one spring. Then watched them bring food and finally saw the babies take flight. It was really amazing.  More ...
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  • Diana Mohrsen Thank you for subscribing Diana! That must have been amazing to watch, Are they still around your office? Sometimes, even if they doDiana Mohrsen Thank you for subscribing Diana! That must have been amazing to watch, Are they still around your office? Sometimes, even if they do not use same nest, the following year, may stash food in them. Or offspring may use it later. If you see a crow on your lawn pecking away, usually they are hiding food and covered up with grass or leaves. Then the squirrels come and steal it. Lol   More ...
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  • Crows are very smart too! Glad you were there to help George!
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  • Kim Kenyon Yes they sure are, very entertaining for sure.
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  • I love this!! I'm so excited that you are a fellow birder!
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  • Sonya Richmond Bird brains we are. lol Must have a lot of photos and such eh?
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  • The Nicola Valley BC is a top destination spot for birds, and for bird watchers also.
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  • Tourism Nicola Valley - Merritt BC It sure is! 4 seasonal bird spotting.
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