Sunday, August 16, 2009

Birding @ Lost Lagoon

Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon is a 16.6 hectare (41 acre) body of water, West of Georgia Street, near the entrance of Stanley Park.

When we first arrived, a gaggle of Canada Geese literally stopped traffic on the busy Stanley Park Causeway, to cross the street. It was amusing to watch the frustrated motorists as they honked their horns at the Geese. The Geese were not frazzled in the least, crossing the Causeway oh so slowly.

The Lost Lagoon is home to many species of birds, including the lovely Mute Swan, the Canada Goose, the Great Blue Heron, the Bald Eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, the Downy Woodpecker, the American Coot, Northern Shoveler, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, Roufus sided Towhee and the American Robin.

Although we did not see all of the birds that call the Lost Lagoon home, here are just a few that we did manage to spot:

- The Great Blue Heron
- The Mute Swan
- The Canada Goose
- The Mallard Duck
- The Herring Gull
- The American Robin
- The American Bald Eagle


We also saw several Red-Eared Sliders, sunning themselves on logs floating in the Lagoon.

Here are a few more captures:

2 comments:

  1. What a nice place to bird.Beautiful photos! love the swan pics!
    Like your new blogger layout.

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  2. Lovely birds. I especially like the swan and the heron.

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