On the lead up to the the Creston Valley Bird Festival, we are having spring bird walks. These walks are family friendly and will explore various trails and habitats in the Creston Valley. Come out to learn about the ecology of the Creston Valley and have fun!
Please sign up in advance for this free event.
This walk will take place at Duck Lake from 10:00–12:00 am on Friday April 21, 2023. Ulrike Silworsky, the Creston Valley Bird Festival Coordinator, will lead the walk. The walk will take place along the Duck Lake South Dike.
- Bring water and snacks
- Rain or Shine — bring sunhat, sunscreen, sweater, rain jacket
- Terrain is flat but uneven surfaces
- Bring binoculars if you have them 🙂
About Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) is a 7,000 ha area that is protected for natural species diversity and conservation. It is designated as a Ramsar site- a wetland of international importance, as well as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. It supports over 100,000 water birds during migration periods. It is home to many fish, amphibian, birds, insects and reptiles as well as deer, moose, elk and bears. The CVWMA is critical for maintaining wetland and floodplain habitat in the Creston Valley. For more information about the CVWMA visit their website. Also check out tours, programs and events run by the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre.