Blue Mountain Vineyards, Okanagan Falls
(Patrice Halley photo)

Thompson Okanagan

Bird Watching

Bald Eagles in a tree

Some of BC's best birding happens in the Thompson Okanagan.

It contains one of the last, large, undeveloped marsh areas in central BC and a great number of lakes, many of which are havens for uncommon bird species.

The winters in much of the region are mild and many species make permanent homes there. During the spring and fall migrations, vast numbers of birds descend on the region to nest or rest before continuing northward.

The Vaseux Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Penticton, the Robert W. Starratt Wildlife Sanctuary near Valemount, and the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Reserve near Kamloops are a few ideas for a birding excursion.

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Great Horned Owl Eco-Tours Limited - Osoyoos

3827 - 35th St
Osoyoos, British Columbia
V0H 1V6

Great Horned Owl Eco-Tours Limited offers outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, a variety of unique, educational excursions & exciting learning opportunities in & around Canada's only desert. Birdwatching & Nature Adventure Tour: multiple stops in a mecca for bird watching. Fractured Rock Gold Mine: visit the historic gold mining town of Hedley & pan for gold on the Similkameen River.The Complete Okanagan Experience Tour starts with a walk in the desert, followed by a tour of a 212 ha (700 ac) organic farm & to complete the day, wine tasting at 3 wineries. All tours include transportation, lunch & refreshments.


Parrot Island Sanctuary - Peachland

5090 Mackinnon Rd
Peachland, British Columbia
V0H 1X2

Parrot Island Sanctuary is nestled in beautiful Peachland in the Okanagan Valley. We take in parrots from all over Canada and give them a wonderful permanent home. We have a gift shop with great parrot souvenirs. Please bring your camera.

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