Wings Over The Rockies

Invermere valley

Invermere valley

If you’re up for a great week of birdwatching, you should hop on over to Invermere, British Columbia this coming week.

From May 4th to 10th, 2009, the 13th Annual Wings Over The Rockies Bird Festival is taking place.

Over 265 bird species have been recorded in this 150 km stretch of the Columbia Valley Wetlands, in habitats as diverse as grasslands, forest and alpine meadows. It is one of the longest systems of continuous wetlands in North America.

The festival includes over 50 educational events and activities such as guided nature walks, river trips, horseback riding in the grasslands, evening presentations and much more.

This year’s theme is Citizens for Science,  where the public gathers valuable information for bird conservation. The keynote speaker is Dick Cannings, an active naturalist, conservationist, writer, broadcaster and scientist since his childhood days where he roamed the wild places of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.

For full details on Wings Over The Rockies, check their website

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