Lighthouse Park (West Vancouver, BC): Photo Essay

My monthly post for Bird Canada will not feature any photos of birds (although I will have a few shots that show the result of bird activity, as you will see at the end), but will feature many pictures taken at a beautiful park featuring an abundant bird life: Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, BC.

Even though we arrived here well after dawn (which, in any event, takes place at 4:30am in this part of the world at this time of year), I saw and heard (mostly the latter) a large number of different birds. But since my birding by ear skills need to be developed further, I was not always able to identify the exact species. I can say at the very least that I heard (or saw) Spotted Towhees, Pacific Wrens, White-crowned Sparrows, Bald Eagles, Pelagic Cormorants, American Robins, Northwestern Crows, Swainson’s Thrushes, Black Oystercatchers, as well as at least one species of vireos, warblers, flycatchers, chickadees, gulls, hummingbirds and woodpeckers. As the following photos show, the park consists of a lovely and mature forest, dominated by Douglas Fir and other conifers, as well as some beautiful and rocky shoreline. Oh, and there is a lighthouse at the end of the park:

I was also able to capture a few very nice flowering plants:

And finally, there was plenty of evidence that woodpeckers are quite active in this park and seem to find many food sources:

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