Reports from the 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.
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.
- Annual Report 2015
- Annual Report 2014
- Annual Report 2013
- Annual Report 2012
- Annual Report 2011
- Annual Report 2010
- Annual Report 2009
- Annual Report 2008
- Annual Report 2006 & 2007
- Tatlayoko Bird Observatory Migration Monitoring Protocol (2007) (This protocol is a work in process, and will be updated and modified as necessary to reflect changing conditions or banding standards.)
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.
- Early Summer Birds of the Tatlayoko Lake Area (2009)
- Early Summer Birds of the Tatlayoko Lake Area (2008)
- Early Summer Birds of the Tatlayoko Lake Area (2007)
- Spring Birds of the Tatlayoko Lake Area (2007)
- An initial reconnaissance visit was conducted in 2006 by Howie and Harcombe.
The annual Breeding Bird Survey, started by Ruth and Charlie Travers in 1988, is now being done in conjunction with the NCC property surveys.
NCC supports grizzly bear inventory and population monitoring work on for the Tatlayoko Valley (spring/summer) and Chilco River (fall).
- Grizzly Bear Population and Movement in the Tatlayoko Valley (2009)
- Grizzly Bear Population and Movement in the Tatlayoko Valley (2007)
- Grizzly Bear Population and Movement in the Tatlayoko Valley (2006)
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.