Birding in British Columbia

A starting place for birding information for British Columbia, Canada. This web site features a birders discussion forum, links to birding newsgroups, articles and book reviews, checklists, regional hotspots, photo gallery, weather reports, and visiting birder information.

Birding Locations in Greater Victoria

Ogden Point Breakwater

The Victoria waterfront offers great seabird and shorebird viewing opportunities year round. The waterfront is the most accessable area in Greater Victoria as you can bird from your car in many locations such as Clover Pt., a definate plus for storm and winter birding. The Ogden Pt. breakwater is a perfect platform for scopes and for getting closer to deep water seabirds.

Good Birding Locations

 

Other Areas

Langford

  • Mill Hill Reginal Park
    Goldstream Provicial Park
    Langford Lake
    Galloping Goose Trail
    Skirt Mt.
    Mt. Finlayson

 

Metchoson/Sooke

  • Albert Head Lagoon
    Witty's Lagoon/Tower Point
    Devonian Park
    East Sooke Park
    Roche Cove
    Sooke Hills
    Sooke River/Potholes
    Galloping Goose Trail
    Whiffen Spit

 

Malahat/Cobble Hill

  • Koksilah River
    Spectacle Lake
    Shawnigan Lake
    Mill Bay

 

Duncan/Cowichan Valley

  • Cowichan River Trail
    Duncan Sewage Treatment Ponds
    Somenos Marsh Wildlife Park
    Cowichan Bay Estuary (Dock Rd.)
    Mt. Prevost

 

Local Offshore Islands

Sidney Spit Provincial Park
Chatham Island I.R.
Discovery Island
Great Chain Island ecological reserve/Chain Islets Group

Saltspring Island

  • Ruckle Provincial Park
    Fulford Valley
    Mt. Tuam

 

Other Gulf Islands:

  • Mayne Island, North/South Pender Island, Saturna Island, Galiano Island
    BC Ferries Ride/Active Pass
    M.V. Coho to Port Angeles (mini-pelagic)

 

Top Birding Spots

 

Migration Calendar

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