A bird watcher’s paradise

Bird watching is an essential activity on the south end of Vancouver Island!

The Salish Sea is on the “Pacific flyway” for many different bird species. Birds that spend all or part of their life cycle in the region include the bald eagle, harlequin duck, pigeon guillemot, rhinoceros auklet, common murre, red-necked phalarope, osprey and turkey vulture. There are also many gull and duck species, and a wide range of intertidal and shorebirds including the black turnstone, surfbird, black oystercatcher, and so on. It’s an ornithologist’s dream!

Our knowledgeable and passionate marine naturalists are eager to introduce you to our feathered neighbours. Just in case you aren’t able to join us here in Victoria, here’s a quick guide to some of the most often seen marine birds in the region. From the comfort of your own home, you can experience the biodiversity of one of our marine adventures.

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Inspiring the conservation of our marine environment, with a thrill!

“It is my hope that the information contained within this guide affects people in such a way that they become infected with the same enthusiasm and passion about wildlife that I possess. One small step at a time towards personal and educational growth which hopefully, some day, will lead to global awareness… beauty of diverse life.” – Brett Soberg

This guide has been compiled by Brett Soberg, lead captain/naturalist and co-owner of Eagle Wing Tours Ltd., so that you from the comfort of your own home, may learn more about these wondrous marine mammals and may not be copied, duplicated or transmitted in whole or part, by any means whatsoever unless prior written permission is obtained from Eagle Wing Tours Ltd. This publication may only be downloaded and printed for an individual’s educational benefit.