Bald Eagles in a tree
For both casual bird watchers and serious ornithologists, Chilliwack offers some excellent bird watching options.
Great Blue Heron Reserve
The Great Blue Heron Reserve (5100 Sumas Prairie Rd) occupies 130 hectares/325 acres of the undyked floodplain of the Vedder River. Typically, there are between 100 and 200 blue heron nests at the reserve each year.
Blue herons are the largest species of heron found in Canada, standing as tall as 1m/3.3ft and weighing up to 2.5kg/5.5lb.
These birds are easy to identify with their long beaks and wingspans, white heads with black stripes on either side, and grey-blue feathered backs.