Qualicum Beach Bird Watching Spots

Heading to Qualicum Beach for bird watching?

Geese on the water at sunset
"Flock of geese enjoying a sunset swim in Qualicum Beach." - Janice McOuat

Whether you're in pursuit of a "Big Year" or just looking to relax with our feathered friends, here are 4 great spots to visit.

1. Kinkade Road beachfront

Public beach access is available at the end of Kinkade Road. There's so much variety to found here - from sparrows and juncos to eagles and quail.

2. At the mouth of the Little Qualicum River

Access the waterfront via Kinkade Road, then walk north along the beach to the river mouth. This is an ideal location for spotting eagles, cormorants, and various species of ducks.

“ This is an ideal location for spotting eagles, cormorants, and various species of ducks. ”

3. Qualicum Beach waterfront

If you prefer the convenience of washrooms, concession, and picnic tables nearby, the Qualicum Beach waterfront is a great place for bird watching. To learn more about Brant Geese, stop by The Faye Smith Pavilion. This interpretive site offers plenty of background information about the migrating geese and what attracts them to this staging area.

4. Eaglecrest waterfront

The Qualicum Beach neighbourhood of Eaglecrest has multiple beach access points. Choose one like Butterball Drive off Yambury or access at the end of Hall Road. These are good choices if you prefer a bit more off the beaten track exploration.

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