Birding In Canada

July 28 2011 by Bryson Forbes
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Did you know that there are more bird watchers in North America than golfers? Some birders are passionate about traveling to remote places to get a glimpse of a rare species.

Canada alone has 630 different species of birds with 85 specialities or bird species only found in Canada. Our national bird, the common loon, is even found on our dollar coin. Check out this great list of provincial statistics on camacdonald.com

Canada is a hotbed for bird watchers. Here are five Canadian birds to check out, their locations and the nearest Best Western to hang your hat and binoculars before and after "chasing" (the official birding term) your rare species. As always, free high-speed Internet will allow you to get online quickly and confirm your latest sighting.

Species:
Spruce Grouse
(Falcipennis canadensis)
Location:
Banff, Alberta
Best Western
BEST WESTERN PLUS Siding 29 Lodge

Species:
Great Blue Heron
(Ardea herodias)
Location:
Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia
Best Western:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel

Species:
Common Loon
(Gavia immer)
Location:
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
Best Western:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn

Species:
Steller's Jay
(Cyanocitta stelleri)
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia
Best Western:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Plaza Hotel
or
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inner Harbour

Species:

Great Grey Owl
(Strix nebulosa)
Location:
Whitehorse, Yukon
Best Western:
BEST WESTERN Gold Rush Inn

After researching this topic, I can certainly understand the fascination with birds and the need to scratch a particular species off the list. To date, I have been more engaged in golf than birding, but given how rare it is for me to see a ``bird`` on the course, maybe I missed my calling!

Anyone out there with a great Canadian birding story?

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