Lakes & Rivers
Birds Of Prey
Ducks Geese Large Land Birds
Open Field Birds
Seabirds Wadding Shorebirds
they are everywhere. There are over 8700 living species of birds
representing 27 distinct orders in the world. Of these, more
18 orders and 600 species live In Canada.
Vancouver Island we have over 450 kinds of birds that ether live
or visit here.
have birds that live on the seas and birds that hunt the
airways, we have birds that live on the sweet nectar of plants
and others that eat carrion. We have fish eaters and fly eaters.
many types of birds here on the Island and once in a while, we
will get a rare visitor from some other part of the world to
surprise and amaze us.
should see the way birders travel once they hear of a rare bird
sighting. Its almost like a migration.
something very calming about walking in a birding area like an
estuary or mountain trail looking for birds,
my family and I
have always enjoyed both birding and walking in the fresh air.
you are birding, keep your eyes open and you might see many
other creatures, little ones like mink and Raccoons or bigger ones
like bears and elk. There are many fascinating plants and
insects to see, so always keep your eyes open, you just never know what might step in front
of your binoculars or camera.
Birding is good for
you, it gets you out for walks and pleases the soul. So get out and start looking
for birds in your area. You will be amazed at the diversity of birds out there.
You will love the wonderful songs they sing.