Peachland - Okanagan Area Bird Watching










OKANAGAN BIRDWATCHING
THE OKANAGAN IS FOR THE BIRDS!
And the Birdwatchers

Come and be a lookie loo.  The trees and vegetation in the open forest provide a bounty of cones, seeds and berries offering an abundance of food which makes Paradise Valley an excellent foraging area for a variety of birds. 
Aren't we the lucky ducks?!

CHECK LIST OF THE BIRDS OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY

We just love watching the robins, orioles, sparrows and quail.  And some days, we're rewarded with amazing glimpses of the not-so-usual.  Like those 3 huge turkey vultures that were gliding on the breezes the other day.  They're butt ugly close up, but so majestic in flight.  I wonder what we'll see today. 

JUST SOME OF THE SPECIES YOU MIGHT BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO EYE-SPY WHEN STAYING IN THE OKANAGAN.

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Bohemian Waxwing

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Spotted Bat

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Townsend's Big-eared Bat

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White-headed Woodpecker

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Lewis's Woodpecker

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Swainson's Hawk

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Bald Eagle

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Western Screech Owl

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America Magpie

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Williamson's Sapsucker

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Flammulated Owl

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Turkey Vulture

 

So don't forget your binoculars.  Get yourself into a comfy camp chair or plunk down at your picnic table and settle in for a bit to see what you can see.  Camp Okanagan is a favorite of birds the valley over, so you just never know what you might see.  And then there's the Hummingbirds. 
They LOVE Paradise Valley.

OKANAGAN HUMMINGBIRDS

From mid-April to August we have hummers!
Best viewing time, with most humbirds seems to be from end of May until mid to late June.  They often come in swarms.  A-MAZ-ING!

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS - The feistiest hummingbird in North America. The brilliant orange male and the green-and-orange female Rufous Hummingbird are relentless attackers at flowers and feeders, going after (if not always defeating) even the large hummingbirds, which can be double their weight

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS - The smallest bird in North America north of Mexico, the Calliope Hummingbird inhabits mountain areas of the northwestern United States and Canada. It is the smallest long-distance avian migrant in the world, spending its winters in Mexico. Tiny hummingbird. Green upperparts. Male has throat streaked red and white. Female has dull whitish throat and whitish or cinnamon-buff chest and belly.

BLACK CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS - A small green-backed hummingbird, with no brilliant colors on its throat except a thin strip of iridescent purple bordering the black chin, only visible when light hits it just right. Black-chinned Hummingbirds are exceptionally widespread, found from deserts to mountain forests. Many winter along the Gulf Coast. Often perches at the very top of a bare branch. Low-pitched humming sound produced by wings.

ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS - A medium sized, stocky hummingbird that makes itself conspicuous by its behavior as well as its choice of habitat. The male sings frequently from exposed perches, and makes elaborate dive displays at other hummingbirds and sometimes at people. The back of Anna's Hummingbirds are a iridescent bronzy green, with grayish below. The male has rose red throat and forehead.
 


 

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