birding- bird watching for eagles, trumpeter swans, ducks, shorebirds
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Copes Islander Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
Courtenay BC / Comox Valley B&B and Vacation Rental Accommodation
Comox, Vancouver Island,  British Columbia, Canada

Bird Watching in the Comox Valley
Bird watchers will find excellent birding opportunities at Copes Islander Bed and Breakfast. Our rooms afford excellent views of the beach and the ocean which are often teaming with shorebirds and other marine life. A pair of bald eagles can usually be seen perching in the trees behind our home or on the tide marker just off shore from the beach.

The mild winter weather, the availability of protected waters and nearby farmlands which provide habitat and an abundant food supply all contribute to the year round abundance of bird watching opportunities in the Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley and Baynes Sound are designated as "Globally Significant" Important Bird Areas by the B.C Federation of Naturalists and Bird Studies Canada. The second highest concentration of over-wintering waterfowl in British Columbia is found here.

birding -eagles can be easily spotted perching nearby
bald eagle

Approximately 2000 Trumpeter Swans over-winter in the Comox Valley. This magnificent bird can be spotted in many fields from October until March. Flocks of swans can frequently be seen in the fields just above our street as well as in the Courtenay River estuary.

birding -Trumpeter swans over wintering in the Comox Valley
Trupeter Swans

Some of the many bird species that can be spotted here include 10 species of gulls and terns, 16 types of diving ducks, nine dabbling ducks and 13 species of raptors.  The Visitor Info Centre in Courtenay has a comprehensive Bird Checklist for the area. It can be purchased along with a book of Nature Viewing sites produced by the Comox Valley Naturalist Society. 

birding- osprey in flight


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