August 08, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Houston, Bird Watching
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Searching for the beautiful birds of Northern British Columbia? I was and I found them!
In the Duck Pond walking trail in Houston, I found a variety of water fowl and other birds. For hours I wandered around searching for Mallards, Pintails, and Common Goldeneyes. My favourite minute was the low flying eagle. Surely searching for prey along the fields next to the walking trail, the eagle was continually circling lower and lower. He dropped out of sight unfortunately but watching it fly was truly breathtaking. After watching the eagle I decided to check if I could find any small mammals or small amphibians. Sadly I couldn't find any small mammals; I must have been to loud walking around. After a few salamanders and frogs I had my fill though, I'm more of a bird person.
The walking trail itself is a very pleasant walk. Thanks to a group of local youths who, in 2001, helped clean up and clear the walking trail. Also, thanks to the youth, a viewing platform was built along with many ideally located benches. As an easy trail with lots to see, the Duck Pond walking trail was the perfect way to spend my lazy Sunday afternoon.