Birdwatching in Vancouver

Stanley Park is a breeding ground for birds, ducks, geese and swans. Stroll around Lost Lagoon and see if you can spot a blue heron or a wood duck. Beaver lake, nestled inside Stanley Park is a quiet sanctuary for birds and people alike. In spring, ducklings can be seen in little bundles floating along the water. The city provides seed to the birds which keeps their numbers up all year round. Bird watchers won't want to miss Brackendale, on the way to Whistler, especially during winter months when thousands of bald eagles line the banks of the Squamish, Cheakamus and Mamquam rivers, feeding on the carcasses of chum salmon that have returned to their spawning grounds from the Pacific Ocean. An official count held in mid -January of 1994 recorded the largest number of eagles ever seen in North America.