Tours & Destinations British Columbia
. . . . . 2013 TOUR SCHEDULE . . . . .
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sky Lark & the San Juan Islands15 August 2013 - 19 August 2013, 5 days & 4 nights
We have separated this part of the tour from the mainland Washington segment to allow time to explore Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands. Our first destination is Vancouver Island to search for the highly localized Sky Lark. Barbara Begg keeps a vigilant eye on these birds and she may assist us in our quest. We will spend time at Cattle Point, the Seawall, and other coastal locations looking for songbirds, seabirds, and shorebirds. Likely species are Anna's Hummingbird, California Quail, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, and Bushtit. During our ferry ride through the San Juan Islands we'll see pelagic species including Marbled Murrelet and Harbor Porpoise. We'll go ashore on some of the islands to explore their varied birdlife and spend time watching for Orcas at one of the best locations in all of Puget Sound. We'll search for Mountain Quail near Belfair State Park before ending our tour in Seattle. The scheduled leader is Bob Schutsky or John Puschock.