Canada Birding Tours
Magnificent Canada, humongous (the second largest country on the planet) yet sparsely populated, boasts endless tracts of wilderness. The great boreal forests of Canada are inhabited by some very special birds such as Boreal Chickadee, Boreal Owl, Great Gray Owl, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, and other desirables that are more difficult to find in the USA than here in Canada. Snowy Owl and Northern Hawk Owl can occur in good numbers near the American border in a different habitat, the prairie grasslands of the central provinces. Point Pelee is arguably the most famous spring stopover site in the whole of North America for wood warblers and other migrants as they cross over Lake Erie from Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States, en route to their Canadian breeding grounds.
Canada is famous for its absolutely spectacular scenery, from Vancouver Island and the Canadian Rockies in the west to the Niagara Falls and Great Lakes in the east. Not surprisingly considering Canada’s vast tracts of wilderness, some of North America’s most iconic mammals, including wolf, bears (three species – Churchill is for example famous for polar bear), moose, etc., which are still relatively common.
Birding tours to Canada not only generate some highly desirable bird species, but, as a by-product of the birding, good mammals and truly impressive scenery are the bonus.