Bald Eagles in a tree
Rivers, lakes and wetlands provide ideal habitat for nesting and resting as 250 species of birds either make this their summer home, winter haven or a stopover during migration season.
Salmon Arm Bay Nature Park
Right in the heart of Salmon Arm, the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Park protects a foreshore area that is sadly now unique in the BC Interior. Marshland created by silt dropped by the Salmon River as it empties into the bay stretches in both directions from downtown.
When winter snows melt and the lake level rises, the warm, protective, food-rich waters of the marsh become a huge fish nursery. Along with insects and plants, these fish attract the birds.