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Clinton, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Riske Creek, Eagle Lake, BC
The innumerable ponds and lakes in the Cariboo and Chilcotin offer some of the best fall shorebird migration viewing opportunities in the BC Interior. Expect regulars such as both Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitchers, peeps, Baird's Sandpiper, Sanderling, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope and Red-necked Phalarope. Past August Cariboo-Chilcotin rarities have included Stilt Sandpiper, American Golden-Plover, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, and Ruddy Turnstone.
While shorebirds will be top priority, the tour will include plenty of opportunities to see migrant waterfowl, gulls and terns, raptors, warblers, sparrows and other songbirds as they flood the Fraser Plateau on their way south.
Tour begins and ends in 100 Mile House, BC. Whether the tour proceeds this year will depend on BC provincial health guidelines in the summer.
More details TBA.
August 2021 (tentative)
Coming in 2022: Cariboo Breeding Birds
100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Wells, Riske Creek, Dog Creek, BC
The Cariboo plateau is on the southern and western edge of the BC breeding range for some "Eastern" songbirds such as Alder Flycatcher, White-throated Sparrow, Magnolia Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler and Tennessee Warbler. The grasslands, cliffs and forests around the Fraser River host southern birds of dry climates, including Flammulated Owl, Common Poorwill, Black-chinned Hummingbird, White-throated Swift and Western Kingbird. We will visit dozens of lakes and wetlands in between where waterfowl and songbirds breed in abundance. Other Cariboo specialties include White-winged Scoter, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Black Tern, Black-backed Woodpecker, Mountain Bluebird, Vesper Sparrow, and Bobolink.