Birdwatching North B.C. : The northern
region of British Columbia, Canada is rugged country with looming
mountains, raging rivers, remote lakes and miles of untouched
wilderness forests. Some birds visit North BC for refuge, others
arrive to nest and some visit during migration.
Some communities in the north fall within the Pacific
Flyway Migration Route.
North BC is a haven for birds because of the many
wetlands, bogs, marshes, estuaries and lakes. There are northern
BC communities controlling urban sprawl thus protecting such sensitive
natural areas for the betterment of the people and for the wildlife
living in the region.
The North BC birdwatching parks, viewpoints and
destinations number in the 100s. Too many to list here on this
page. But the birdwatching destinations are listed with pictures
under each North BC community section listed on this website.
Some of the bird species to observe when visiting
the Northern BC area include the Bald
Hawk, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Blue Jay, Western Grebe, Peregrine
Horned Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Turkey Vulture, Great
Blue Heron, Rufous Hummingbird, Trumpeter Swan, Western Sandpiper,
Red-throated Loon to name a few.