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The magnificent landscapes of the region are prime habitat for a spectacular variety of birds, and thus offer the best of bird watching opportunities. Here, you can observe many sought-after resident species, neo-tropical migrants, as well as other species stopping over on their seasonal migrations. Although renown for the American White Pelican there are over 230 other species of birds that inhabit these shorelines. The heart of bird watching lies with Lac La Biche Lake, which was designated a Bird sanctuary in 1920. Besides Lac La Biche, there are over 150 lakes in this region so it is easy to see why waterfowl are so abundant.
The boreal forest is the breeding ground for neo-tropical migrants - that is, birds that spend the winter in South America. Since these species are most watchable when displaying their mating behaviour, plumage and calls, bird watchers will not be disappointed. One attraction of potential national significance is the hundreds of loons which can be observed rafting on Touchwood Lake in late summer.
Some feathered friends to watch for:
Interested in Birdwatching? Check out our May Annual Bird Count!
Also, check out The Lac La Biche Birding Society!