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Bird Watching

Bird Watching Tours, Bird List & Events for Parksville, Qualicum Beach

Bird Watching Tours

Bird watching tours are a popular part of the Brant Wildlife Festival Hire a local pro to take you to secret spots and give you an even better chance to add sightings to your list. Both Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours and Coastal Revelations Nature & Heritage Tours provide a variety of seasonal bird watching tours from ocean to alpine.

Birdwatching Bird List

The Nanoose Bay Naturalists have developed an incredible online bird list to help you make the most of your self-guided birdwatching tours. The birds are arranged into families and listed with their common and scientific names. Photos, voice /calls, and seasonal viewing probability for every bird is also included.

Another great bird watching resource is the "Seasonal Bird Checklist for the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Area" published by the Arrowsmith Naturalists (link below). This checklist is only available in hard copy. Contact or drop by the Parksville Visitor Centre and / or the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store in Nanaimo (link below) for availability.

Bird Watching Walks & Events

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store coordinates regular outings and bird walks in the Parksville, Qualicum Beach region. The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store announces their walks and lots of birding-related information on their website so it's a good one to bookmark.

Visitors might also be interested in the two local nature clubs, the Nanoose Naturalists at and the Arrowsmith Naturalists. Both sites list the clubs' field trips that may be interesting to visiting bird watchers.

Every spring Parksville and Qualicum Beach welcome the return of 20,000 Black Brant geese to our shores with the Brant Wildlife Festival, coordinated by the Nature Trust of BC. The festival features a variety of events including favourites like "Big Day Birding", woodcarving competitions, and many guided group tours.

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