Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory

Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory is located on the west side of Highway 97, 1 km north of Vaseux Lake and 4 kms south of Okanagan Falls, BC. It is a member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network.

Vaseux Lake Bird ObservatoryThe Canadian Wildlife Service monitored migration at a site at the north end of Vaseux Lake from 1994 to 1998. After a 2-year hiatus, the station was revived by the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance and moved 1 km north because of changes to the initial site. It is located on land owned by Environment Canada (Vaseux Bighorn National Wildlife Area) and by BC Ministry of Environment. Species commonly sampled are Orange-crowned Warbler, Gray Catbird, Song Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher, “Audubon’s” Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat. The station operates every morning from August 1 through October 15.
Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  bird_monitoring
Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  bird_observatory
Migrants are sampled through banding (with 14 mist nets), a daily census, and general observations. For more information and weekly updates when the station is open, visit the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory blog.