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Bird Watching in Boundary Bay
07
Sep

Bird Watching at Boundary Bay

Bird Watching is a relaxing outdoor activity that quickly becomes addictive. Combined with the beautiful outdoors and a leisurely hiking trail, Bird Watching is the perfect weekend activity for the B.C. nature lover or family of curious adventurers.

Metro Vancouver and its surrounding areas provide ample opportunity to identify and observe a variety of birds year-round!

One such spot you are extremely likely to encounter birds is Boundary Bay Regional Park. As an internationally recognized Important Bird Area, Boundary Bay is 10-miles of crucial rest-stop space for thousands of Birds! The Pacific Flyway Migration Route – a major bird migration route that spans from the North Slope of Alaska to Central and South America – makes a stop in none other than our own Boundary Bay!

Great Blue Heron, Boundary Bay

Photo: Gord McKenna; Great Blue Heron, Boundary Bay

 

Tell me more about Boundary Bay!

Well, Boundary Bay Regional Park is a fantastic place to explore all year long. Not only will you catch stunning views of salt marshes, mudflats, far off islands, and snowy mountain peaks; you can also bike the 18 km Dyke Trail, explore the shores by kayak, enjoy a day of adventure by horseback, or grab your camera and hone in on our feathered bird friends!

 

 

What Kinds of Birds Can I See?

While tidal flats gather Summer crowds, Boundary Bay also remains a hub for birders looking to catch a glimpse of the many different birds that frequent this Regional Park such as shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and many more!

In fact, since Winter is Coming we may as well warn you about the famous Snowy Owls that are known to make an appearance as they migrate south from the Artic!

Even when the Snowy Owls are absent, the sandy beaches, salt and fresh water marshes, mudflats, sand dunes, and meadows draw many varieties of birds.

Northern Flicker in the grass

Photo: Brendan Lally, Northern Flicker

Just remember…

When you come to enjoy sights of majestic animals, be discreet. Allowing our gorgeous winged friends to enjoy their habitats means respecting their space!

If you do, you are BOUND to catch a glimpse of the loveliest of creatures at Boundary Bay Regional Park!

 

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