Birding in British Columbia

A hub for birding information for British Columbia, Canada. Featuring Rare Bird Alerts, directory to nature clubs and online birding groups, birding forums, and more.

Birding Regions

British Columbia has many birding regions, each of which can be further broken down into sub-regions and areas.

From Vancouver Island (north, central, south, and west), the inner coast, Vancouver and the Fraser valley, the Okanagan valley with its pocket deserts, the south central Cariboo plateau, the mountains and valleys through the Thompson-Nicola area, the towering Rocky Mountains bordering Alberta to the east, the rugged Skeena and remote north west corner, Haida Gwaii and the north coast, Prince George and north central BC, and north western flatlands in the Peace River area.

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Birding Events

Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival January Brackendale Lower Mainland
Brant Wildlife Festival March Parksville / Qualicum Vancouver Island
Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival May Invermere BC Rockies
Salmon Arm Grebe Festival May Salmon Arm Lower Mainland
Golden Spring to Life Celebration May 12-15 Golden BC Rockies
Meadowlark Festival May 18-22 Penticton Okanagan
Creston Valley Bird Festival May Creston Valley BC Rockies
Manning Park Birding Blitz June Manning Provincial Park Lower Mainland
East Sooke Hawk Watch Sept-Oct East Sooke Regional Park Vancouver Island
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival late Nov Mission - Harrison Lower Mainland
Eagle Extravaganza Nov/Dec Goldstream Provincial Park Vancouver Island

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