Wildlife Photo Gallery for the West Chilcotin
Birds

Birds in the West Chilcotin are not as diverse in species as they are in other provinces. Limited food sources may be
part of the reason. There is a great deal of food available to water borne fowl such as freshwater shrimp, minnows and
fish. Two species of bird that may have been on the edge of extinction at one time and are still rare to many parts of
the country that can be found here are Pelicans and Trumpeter Swans. We also have raptors such as
Osprey, Hawks, Owls and a large Bald Eagle population. Many of the lakes in the West Chilcotin support large numbers
of Loons. Nothing is more haunting or beautiful than listening to the loons calling each other around a lake in early
morning and late evenings. Local lakes and streams also support ducks and geese. Other birds you'll find here are the
ever present chickadee, Clark's Nutcracker and Whiskey Jack ( Grey Jays) in winter and red winged and yellow headed Blackbirds, Juncos, small finches, Rufous hummingbirds, tree and barn Swallows, Robins and woodpeckers in summer.
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Pelican colony on Anahim Lake Pelicans take off Trumpeter Swans on Nimpo Lake
Pelican Colony on Anahim Lake
Pelicans take off
Trumpeter Swans on Nimpo Lake
Two immature Sandhill Cranes A mature Sandhill Crane Very young Bald Eaglet
Pair of immature Whooping Cranes
The rare Whooping Crane
Very young bald eaglet
Yellow headed Blackbird Ptarmigan just changing to winter colors Ducks coming in on Nimpo Lake
Yellow Headed Blackbird
Ptarmigan turning color in fall
Coming in for a landing on Nimpo Lake
Ducks on the edge of lake ice just before breakup Clark's Nutcracker Loon Dance
Yellow Headed Blackbird
Ptarmigan turning color in fall
Not yet fully white Ptarmigan
Swans in early spring Canada Geese looking for a nesting area Swans, loons, geese and ducks on same stretch of water
Swans in early spring
Canada Geese looking for a nesting area
Several bird species on water

 
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