Haida Gwaii, Kitimat, Stikine, Terrace, Smithers, Prince George, Fort St, John, Fort Nelson, Peace River and Northern Rockies
#13973
Welcome Jessi!

We'd love to hear reports from up north as well as have northern birders join in. Northern BC is a great place for birding as well as for wildlife watching, lots going on up there I'm sure. Thanks for giving us a shout and I hope more northern birders drop by.

Cheers,

Kevin Slagboom
Victoria, BC
#63165
I live in the Terrace area, and have been trying to identify some of the birds at our bird feeder with our 8 year old. While I've always liked birds and know the basics, there are some birds outside my window that I swear I've never seen. Some of them are birds that I don't believe I have seen since I was a kid. In Alberta.
So I'm looking forward to taking pictures and cross-referencing with other more knowledgeable birders!
#66418
If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there are good apps you can get that include the bird's songs etc. The best one I have is IBird Pro and I think it cost me $9.99 US. It is worth the cost. A friend sent me Peterson's Guide to North American Birds for Christmas. I was completely surprised and thrilled to get it.

Here is a link: http://ibird.com/
#86442
Hello from Baldonnel, BC a small community of 200 just south of Fort St John. New to the area 5 years ago we finished our renovations and now watch the birds. With just a simple platform feeder, stocked with a variety of seeds and grains we have attracted a large array of different birds. Located right outside our kitchen window, the feeder provides constant entertainment during our kitchen time. We really enjoy the visitors and are committed to year around feeding.
#86477
NorthernWatcher wrote:Hello from Baldonnel, BC a small community of 200 just south of Fort St John. New to the area 5 years ago we finished our renovations and now watch the birds. With just a simple platform feeder, stocked with a variety of seeds and grains we have attracted a large array of different birds. Located right outside our kitchen window, the feeder provides constant entertainment during our kitchen time. We really enjoy the visitors and are committed to year around feeding.
Awesome! Good to have more northern bird-lovers on the site. :) There are a lot of incredible breeding birds in the Peace River region in the spring and summer, so I would recommend getting out a lot ( and in the right locations ) from about mid May to mid June - I was there this year and it was simply incredible. :P
#91102
Thought I'd throw myself full in to birding in the past year(2 years into retirement).
Connected with birdergirl Carey during Christmas Bird Count 2020 and we've been sharing sightings ever since.
I live with my hubby in Masset on Haida Gwaii in a humble house that overlooks the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary. Last year my goal was to submit an e-bird list a day. I didn't get in one every day especially since August is bereft of much birding within sight of the demanding garden, but I did get in 473 lists and saw a ton of birds new to me for my lifelist.
I have been a casual birder since childhood thanks to my father. I have only been on eBird since 2019, but it has been cool to go through old journals and fieldguides to submit historical lists. I joined the BC Birds page in 2019, volunteered to be a moderator and by the fall became an admin. I have learned an eagle's nest worth of birding skills and knowledge this year and look forward to continuing (although probably not so obsessively).
#91103
Welcome and glad to have you here! Always great to meet another birder!
Never been up your way but eager to come visit.

Question: I have always wondered what the birding chat circles are for your region of the province, mainly so I can help connect people to them. The BC Birds Discord server has haida-gwaii-rba discord channel that some people have been posting and are active. BC RBA blog has news.

Wondering if there is another resource out there?

Cheers and good birding,
#91334
I'm from Hazelton, BC, a small, historic community about 1 h drive to the northwest of Smithers.

On April 30, 2022, I was thrilled to get a picture of 4 godwits in the Kispiox Valley. I went back to the location on May 5 to get better pictures of this extremely rare species for our area. Then I was fortunate to get a series of photographs of a Hudsonian Godwit. There were four of them at the same pool in a flooded field at a ranch. Since the pool is on private property I do not want to disclose the specific location. Nonetheless, you may see photos and my eBird report by clicking this link:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S109035185

Best regards,
Larry Joseph at Hazelton
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