Bird in hand at Tatlayoko, BC (Photo by NCC)

Bird in hand at Tatlayoko, BC (Photo by NCC)

Reports from the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory

Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory

Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory

Tatlayoko Valley bird checklist

This checklist has been created using a wide variety of published data, supplemented with ongoing observations from birders who live in or visit the Tatlayoko area.

Special thanks go to Ruth and Charlie Travers for their years in compiling information on birds observed in the area.

Migratory birds

NCC has monitored the annual bird migration as they pass through the Tatlayoko Lake Ranch since 2006. The bird banding station operates August and September each year.

Breeding birds

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) monitors the ongoing effectiveness of our properties to support breeding bird populations, now that key riparian and wetland habitats are protected from cattle grazing on the properties.

The annual Breeding Bird Survey, started by Ruth and Charlie Travers in 1988, is now being done in conjunction with the NCC property surveys.

Grizzly bears

NCC supports grizzly bear inventory and population monitoring work on for the Tatlayoko Valley (spring/summer) and Chilco River (fall).

Water quality and quantity

NCC has been supporting monitoring of water quality and quantity at selected sites in the Tatlayoko Valley. Two years of data have been collected and reported.

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