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Bird Watching


Beatton Provincial Park Trails
8 km off Hwy 97, Charlie Lake

Boundary Lake
Near Goodlow, Cecil Lake at 103 Road

Ducks Unlimited Trail
Mile 52, Charlie Lake

Fish Creek Community Forest
119 Avenue

Sewage Lagoons
77 Avenue

Watson Slough
25 kms from Fort St. John on Hwy 29

Common Birds, Year-Round

House SparrowHouse Sparrow
Descended from a few birds released in New York City’s Central Park in 1850.





Black-Billed MagpieBlack-billed Magpie
In captivity these birds may be trained to imitate the human voice.





Black-Capped ChickadeeBlack-capped Chickadee
These birds usually prepare their own nesting holes in soft, rotting tree stumps.





Blue JayBluejay
The Blue Jay frequently mimics the calls of hawks, especially the Red-shouldered Hawk.






Common RavenCommon Raven
These birds frequently indulge in aerial displays, with mock fighting, tumbling and other forms of acrobatics.





Great Horned OwlGreat Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl is the only animal that regularly eats skunks.





Northern FlickerNorthern Flicker
These are the only woodpeckers in North America that commonly feed on the ground, searching for ants and beetle larvae.






Ruffled GrouseRuffled Grouse
The toes of Ruffled Grouse grow projections off their sides in winter, making them look like combs. The projections are believed to act as snowshoes to help the grouse walk across snow.