Whistler : Squamish : Pemberton Villages
Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia, Canada
For contact information and a complete list of the individual Birdwatching tours and guides located in each region please refer to the community links to the right.
Birdwatching - Whistler, BC, Canada Region
When participating on many of the hikes and tours in Sea to Sky Country there are plenty of opportunities to view wildlife like bears, moose, birds and deer. But the good news for birdwatchers is that there are parks and trails that are specially designated for birdwatching. Parks that attract many bird species - local and migratory.
Some birdwatching destinations are easy access viewing areas while others require some hiking along trails. Some of the best locations in Sea to Sky Country for birdwatchers are in Squamish and Pemberton, BC. Many birding parks are protected and developed with viewing benches and elevated viewing platforms.
The Squamish Estuary is a popular location in the region for birdwatching. The estuary is easily accessed from the village by foot and by vehicle. The trail system within the estuary has an assortment of viewing benches and platforms strategically placed for viewing the birds enjoying the wetlands, bogs and marshes of the area.
The birds listed in the Squamish Estuary are numbered to be around 240 species. There are lists available locally identifying which bird species are around for viewing seasonally and the population numbers. Some of the birds to view while exploring the estuary include Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Turkey Vultures, Trumpeter Swans, Pacific Loons, White Pelicans, Golden Eagles, Great Horned Owls, Rufous Hummingbirds, Red Winged Blackbirds and Northern Goshawks.
Other trails in the Squamish Village area that offer bird viewing opportunities include the short trail in Lilly's Garden and Rose Park peering out over the Mamquam Blind Channel. A very popular spot for Wood Ducks and Harlequin Ducks.
Located near Pemberton BC are some other popular birding destinations that attract attention like the Lillooet Watershed, Shadow Lake and Gates Lake. Some of the birds to view include Great Blue herons, ospreys, Bald Eagles, Copper's Hawks, prairie Falcons, killdeers, Snowy owls, Mountain Bluebirds and Northern Flickers.
In and around Whistler, BC, Canada there a few destinations that are ideal for birdwatching. These are not designated birdwatching sanctuaries but they are remote lakes that attract birds. Some of the destinations include Cheakamus Lake, Madelay Lake and Showh Lake.