July 9, 2011
Haida Gwaii – Queen Charlotte Islands – Naikoon Provincial Park
A Birding We Will Go
Haida Gwaii is on a migratory path of many bird species. Populations can increase seasonally by 1.5 million birds and over 130 species have been identified locally. I myself have just started to appreciate the hobby of birding but have much to learn. David and Sharon, two guests who chartered a tour for the day are very serious when it comes to bird watching. The birds that were spotted include; Bald Eagle, Winter Wren, Townsend’s Warbler, Red Breasted Sapsucker, Sandhill Crane, Black Oystercatcher, Steller’s Jay, European Starling, Northwestern Crown and the Common Raven.
We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day up at Tow Hill, the Blow Hole and Agate Beach. Lunch was once again savored at, “The Trout House.” Many Sitka black tailed deer were spotted. the fawns are still arriving, possibly late due to the cold winter of 2010. There was a memoriald