Barred Owl
Barred Owl

Salt Spring Island is a Haven For Birders

A bird watching vacation amidst the spectacular scenery on Salt Spring Island is a birder’s dream! An excellent birding tour and a unique opportunity for nature photography.

Bald eagle perched on evergreen branch. Peregrine Falcon Barn owl

Here is a list of some of the species you may encounter while birding on Salt Spring Island.

Bird Species

American 3-toed Woodpecker
American Coot
American Pipit
American Robin
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Bald Eagle
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Blue Grouse
Bonaparte’s Gull
Brandt’s Cormorant
Brown Creepers
Bufflehead
Bushtit
Caspian Tern
Cedar Waxwing
Common Tern
Cooper’s Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Dowitcher
Downy Woodpecker
Eared Grebe
Evening Grosbeak
Fox Sparrows
Glaucous-winged Gull
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Gray Owl
Great Horned Owl
Goldeneye
Golden-plover Tufted Puffin
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Heermann’s Gull
Hooded Merganser
Horned Grebe
House Finch
Hummingbird
Iceland Gull
Killdeer
King Eider
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Marbled Murrelet
Merganser

Merlin
Mew Gull
Northern Flicker
Northern Goshawk
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northwestern Crow
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Osprey
Pacific Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Peregrine Falcon
Pileated Woodpecker
Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red Crossbill
Red-necked Grebe
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Rhinoceros Auklet
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Sandpiper
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruffed Grouse
Rufous Hummingbird
Sabine’s Gull
Sandhill Crane
Sandpiper
Scoter
Semipalmated Plover
Short-eared Owl
Sooty Shearwater
Spotted Towhee
Starling
Stellar’s Jay
Swainson’s Thrush
Townsend Warbler
Turkey Vulture
Western Sandpiper
Western Screech-Owl
Western Tanager
Western Grebe
Willet
Winter Wren
Yellow-billed Loon
Yellow-headed Blackbird