With the nicer weather having finally arrived, the birds are celebrating and what better time to come and do some serious bird watching in Whistler?
You may just happen upon a brightest of blue Steller jay, the provincial bird of British Columbia, dancing and jotting across dew sparkling leaves. This bird has a raucous call that echoes through the silence distinctively here in the lush greens of the forest.
A bird watcher’s paradise awaits you when you enter Whistler in all it’s serene and calm natural beauty with it’s position perfected amid the dense lush coniferous landscape and mountains.
Whistler is the nomadic route for so many types of birds and if you take an early morning stroll around this wonderful area your eyes will behold a true birding delight!
The Canadian jay, also known as the Whiskey jack or grey jay bird, is a handsome little guy with pale grey feathers and flecks and spots. He is the most sociable of birds to the point of being quite funny!
As you walk along this beautiful land in Whistler you will come across ptarmigans, which are small grouse-like birds usually with a white tail and pretty little olive brown willow flycatchers with their rapid wing beat.
Then you will sight some brilliant violet-green swallows in all their glorious finery flitting from tree to tree along with the cedar waxwing bird, whose crown reminds one of cardinals though these fellows are beige-ish grey with a tear drop of red on the tip of each wing.
Then there are the sweet little black-capped chickadees, the warbling vireos who sing their lovely little songs, black swifts with their large bulky black bodies, and wood ducks galore.
Travel on some more and you will gaze upon widgeons and red crossbills, orange-crowned warblers and dark-eyed juncos with their cute tubby little bodies. This is but a few of the birds you will see here in these surroundings and we mustn`t forget about the bald eagle that can be seen from November through to March and this area has the highest concentration of them!
So, if you are a bird lover it is so worth taking a walk through the area with your binoculars or going on one of the many narrated tours here in Whistler.
And the Whistler Naturalist Society also puts together birding walks regularly on the first Saturday of each month.
There are 240 different species of birds listed for this area of British Columbia and the beauty of seeing them is always well worth it!