Photo: Gary Bendig


Useful Links:

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
Where to Stay, Places to Eat, Things to Do in Creston
College of the Rockies
Red Barn Farm
Wings Over the Rockies Festival, Invermere, BC
Karen Whitford Photography
Friends of the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Swan Valley Honey

International Migratory Bird Day
Discover Owls
Important Bird Areas Canada
Baillie Grohman Winery

Kootenay Meadows

Going Wild with Brian Keating
Ramada Hotel
Birding with Paul Foth
Kunze Gallery
Ask Dr. David Bird 
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 2022 July 11

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

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 
Little feet might not walk far, but the goal was never distance. Wildsight Creston and Family Place, a Creston-based community services provider, partnered for…Read More 
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Upcoming Creston Valley Events

Four Fifths a Grizzly Book Tour

February 7 - February 14, 2023

Join acclaimed author, naturalist and biologist Douglas Chadwick on a Kootenays book tour this February. In his latest…

Creston Valley AGM and Trails Presentation

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Join us at on Thursday, February 23rd at 7 pm at the Rotacrest Hall for our AGM.  The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Jerry Bauer from the Creston Community Forest.  He will give us an update on the trails in the Creston Community Forest.

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Creston, BC
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