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Porteau Cove, an Unexpected Bird Watchers Paradise

On our way back south from Squamish, we made a random quick stop at Porteau Cove Provincial Park, just off of the Sea-to-Sky Highway. The sound and its surrounding mountains were too beautiful for us to pass by.

A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/

Porteau Cove is a popular place for camping, fishing, diving, boating, and stargazing –the Aurora Borealis puts on quite a show here for the lucky few. We also discovered it’s a wonderful place for bird watchers! Note: we’re not avid bird watchers by any means, but we do enjoy seeing them… except when it’s an Arizona Woodpecker knocking on our door. I literally have to chase our resident woodpecker off twice a week!

A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron - A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/
Great Blue Heron = A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/

Double-crested Cormorant –we wouldn’t have known what bird this was if it hadn’t been for the time we got close to them along the Salt River in Arizona.

Double-Crested Cormorant - A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/
Howe Sound - A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/

A cute little Welcome Swallow.

Welcome Swallow - A bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/
Kayaking and paddle boarding at a bird watchers paradise - Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/porteau-cove/
Porteau Cove Provincial Park Overview
Coordinates / Address
49.5571207,-123.2363112
Fees / Permit
Day Use: None; Check offical website for camping & boat fees
Website
env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/porteau/
Usage
Moderate
Pets allowed
Yes
Camera Info
Camera Canon 6D
Lens Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS

Tags : British ColumbiaSquamish