You Can Spot Hundreds of Bald Eagles in Squamish Right Now

Bald eagles in Squamish, BC

Photo credit: Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures

Did you know that Squamish is home to one of the world’s largest populations of wintering bald eagles? Each year over 1000 eagles spend the winter hanging out along the Squamish River. The record for the most eagles was set back in 1994 with 3,769 eagles counted! Here are the best places to spot eagles in Squamish.

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You Can Spot Hundreds of Bald Eagles in Squamish Right Now

Vancouver’s Best Eagle Viewing

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Photo: Rob Weiss

The eagle has landed! Majestic, powerful, striking, imposing, brave, noble. In aboriginal northwest coast culture, the Eagle has been a source of inspiration for both traditional and contemporary artists since the beginning of time. This amazing creature symbolizes grace and power. The eagle captures my imagination and there is no better place to get up close and personal with these fantastic birds than Mud Bay Park. During a walk, jog or ride along the dyke trail it is not uncommon to see dozens of eagles. Now is the perfect time to go to watch these symbolic birds busy at work building and repairing their nests.

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Vancouver’s Best Eagle Viewing

Top 5 Live Wildlife Webcams in Vancouver

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Anyone who lives in Vancouver knows there is plenty of wildlife running (and flying . . . and swimming) around: eagles, bears, whales, racoons, owls, even the occasional coyote. But did you know it’s possible to spy on a lot of local critters without ever leaving home?

Several different webcams in and around Vancouver stream live, 24/7 footage of BC’s incredible wildlife (kind of like Big Brother for the animal kingdom). I’ve done a search and compiled a few of these webcams.   If you know any others, please share the websites by leaving a comment below.

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Top 5 Live Wildlife Webcams in Vancouver

Bald Eagles Come to Vancouver

They may not have chosen the prettiest spot . . . but the bald eagles have landed in Vancouver.   Up to a thousand of the iconic raptors have congregated near the Vancouver Landfill, in the suburb of Delta, according to a recent article in the Vancouver Sun.

The eagles have staked out the less-than-picturesque turf because of below normal salmon runs on the rivers where they normally feed.  So rather than flocking to their usual spots – along rivers in Brackendale or Squamish, for instance – they chose the dump.   Since late December, the majestic birds have been battling it out with seagulls for tasty morsels.

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Bald Eagles Come to Vancouver