Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is situated where 3 "eco-zones" overlap, from a wet coastal climate to a drier interior climate. To the west are the fjords and rainforests (the Pacific Maritime and Pacific Marine Eco-Zones) and to the east is the drier Chilcotin Plateau and ranch country (the Montane Cordillera Eco-Zone). To the north and south are the Coast Range Mountains.

This diversity creates an opportunity to see and photograph a number of different species of birds in a pristine and stunning environment including willow, golden eagle, and marbled murrelet. On the fjords there is the possibility to see shorebird migrations, in the Old Growth Forests there are rainforest birds, in the alpine look for white-tailed ptarmigan and rosy finch, and on the plateau look for lake birds including pelicans, cranes and even the southernmost colony of Arctic tern. A bit further east look for prairie falcon and sharp-tailed grouse.

At the lodge itself you will see bald eagles while sitting on the deck and eagle nests along the banks of the Atnarko River. There are also lots of hummingbirds that buzz around at high speed and compete for access to the feeders.

For an up-to-date list of what bird species have been seen in Tweedsmuir Park, visit this website.

In addition to all these birds, there are the added highlights of fantastic scenery and the possibility you will see other wildlife such as grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, deer, and moose.

To get the most out of birding at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, we recommend booking a Private package to get the best viewing opportunities.