July 28 2011 by Bryson Forbes
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.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Siding 29 Lodge
Great Blue Heron
Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn
Victoria, British Columbia
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Plaza Hotel
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inner Harbour
Great Grey Owl
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?