Photo: Gary Bendig


Useful Links:

Where to Stay, Places to Eat, Things to Do in Creston

  The Valley View Motel

Creston Valley Tour Co.

 Scotties RV Park and Campground

 Creston Hotel and Jimmy’s Pub & Grill

  Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

  Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre

Red Barn Farm

Karen Whitford Photography

Swan Valley Honey

International Migratory Bird Day
Important Bird Areas Canada

Baillie Grohman Winery

Kootenay Meadows

 Birds Canada

Going Wild with Brian Keating

Dr. Jim Duncan Discovers Owls

Birding with Paul Foth

Ask Dr. David Bird 

Bald Eagles (thank you to Colton for finding this link!)

Gaelen Schnare Photography and Birding

Tundra Swans: Lyle Grisedale

For some great kid-friendly resources including Nature Quizzes, Scavenger Hunts, and Wetland Bird Checklists, please visit the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre’s Learning Links

Kootenay Bank Swallows:  Feel free to contact with any questions you might have regarding the project. The swallows will be returning to the Kootenays in late April and May. Please report all active colony sites to  Here is the recent newsletter: KBSS Newsletter 2023  

Great Blue Herons: Pandion Ecological Research Ltd. is continuing to monitor herons during the 2021 breeding season and would be very interested in any heron sightings that could help  identify active breeding sites. This work comprises part of an ongoing heron inventory and stewardship project that has been funded by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the Columbia Basin Trust, and by the Government of Canada in 2020. Heron sightings can be reported directly to Marlene Machmer via email ( or by telephone (250 505-9978). 

Photo: Gaelen Schnare

Creston Valley News

Turtles in Creston might be the luckiest turtles around. The Western Painted Turtle is a blue-listed species, meaning its habitats are at risk. But…Read More 
Wildsight Creston Valley Branch is launching a pilot project to look at how animals are moving in the Creston Valley, and the health of riparian…Read More 
Road mortality is a major threat for turtles across B.C., including those in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA). These slow-moving creatures…Read More 
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Upcoming Creston Valley events

Corn Creek Bird Walk 2024

Sunday, April 28, 2024

On the lead up to the the Creston Valley Bird Festival, we are having spring bird walks. Come…

May 2024 Turtle Fence Work Bee

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Come join us to put up a turtle fence at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. This fence…

Creston Valley Bird Festival 2024

May 9 - May 13, 2024

The Creston Valley Bird festival is back to celebrate birds and nature. This is the 12th anniversary of…

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.


Branch Information


Box 1001
Creston, BC
V0B 1G0