Birdwatching

A Nazca booby rests on driftwood approximately four nautical miles south from the Trial Islands Ecological Reserve on July 24. Whale watcher Tasli Shaw sighted the bird, which only breeds as far north as southern California, for the first time on record in the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary the day before. (Photo by Matt Stolmeier)

Rare bird sighting off B.C. coast excites whale watchers, leaves birders jealous

Bird the first Nazca booby ever observed in Victoria area, and just the 3rd ever in B.C.

 

The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)

Rare white raven grabs the spotlight at Vancouver Island wildlife centre

Iconic bird Blizzard can now be viewed by the public and is soaking up the attention

 

An osprey flies away with its catch - a sucker fish that it caught in the wetlands at Scout Island on the weekend. The osprey circled in the air, silhouetted by the sun, for some time before dropping the fish from high above the RC Cotton site at the end of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTO: Osprey grabs to-go lunch at Scout Island

The bird is a regular in the area

 

A Lark Sparrow was spotted on Opal Street in Williams Lake during this year’s Christmas Bird Count, which is unusual for a bird normally wintering in much warmer climes and only the third one counted in Canada. (Phil Ransom photo)

Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count results sees first-ever sighting for the lakecity

It was challenging and rewarding for this year’s birders

  • Jan 9, 2022
A Lark Sparrow was spotted on Opal Street in Williams Lake during this year’s Christmas Bird Count, which is unusual for a bird normally wintering in much warmer climes and only the third one counted in Canada. (Phil Ransom photo)
A Blue Jay was spotted during last year’s Christmas Bird Count at Flett Road. (Phil Ranson photo)

54th annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count coming up Dec.19

Birders take to the trails, roads and birdfeeders again to count songs and sightings

  • Dec 15, 2021
A Blue Jay was spotted during last year’s Christmas Bird Count at Flett Road. (Phil Ranson photo)
An Anna’s Hummingbird was recorded during the 53rd annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count at a home on Gibbon’s Street. (Leo Rankin photo)

Cariboo bird lovers rewarded with a few surprises during 53rd annual Christmas bird count

Two new birds were recorded on the count for the first time

  • Dec 31, 2020
An Anna’s Hummingbird was recorded during the 53rd annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count at a home on Gibbon’s Street. (Leo Rankin photo)
School District 27 students practice boat rescue techniques at Scout Island, which offers water access to the lake as well as several walking trails with views of the city and the lake.

This tranquil oasis of nature awaits in Williams Lake

Scout Island is a true gem for Williams Lake residents and visitors.…

  • Mar 21, 2020
School District 27 students practice boat rescue techniques at Scout Island, which offers water access to the lake as well as several walking trails with views of the city and the lake.
The yellow-rumped warbler tends to arrive on Vancouver Island in early March. (Black Press Media file)

Despite reports of decline, birds flocking to national parks in Canadian Rockies

Recent studies suggest overall bird population has slid by three billion since 1970

The yellow-rumped warbler tends to arrive on Vancouver Island in early March. (Black Press Media file)