Bald Eagles in a tree
The wetlands, grasslands, forests and mountain meadows surrounding Osoyoos provide ideal nesting and resting habitat for birds that make this their summer home, winter haven or stopover during migration season.
Few places in North America offer such a variety of easily accessible terrain where birders can visit dry desert sagebrush habitat and subalpine tundra in the same day. Bring binoculars.
Highlight Bird Watching Sites
Haynes Point Provincial Park on Osoyoos Lake and the Osoyoos Oxbows (a remnant of the former Okanagan River habitat) host numerous species in their wetlands. The Golden Mile Trail (16km/10mi north) is part of the National Bluebird Trail and Vaseux Lake (35km/22mi north) is the site of a bird sanctuary and summer banding station.
Okanagan Valley Birding Trail
The Okanagan Valley Birding Trail booklet highlights 17 birding sites within a 35km/22mi radius of downtown Osoyoos.