Snowy Sunday trip to Bloedel Conservatory

It’s been a very snowy winter in Vancouver, and birding has been slightly challenging the past few months. This is why we decided to visit the Bloedel Conservatory for tropical birds at Queen Elizabeth Park (which, by the way, was absolutely gorgeous covered in snow)

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Snowy Queen Elizabeth Park

This warm and cozy dome is a paradise for birders (especially  students) because they give us the rare opportunity to observe more than 200 exotic bird and plant species at a close distance. After spending 2 hours (which felt more like 30 minutes), we were able to tick off most the the birds on the checklist. But we’re pretty sure there are many more species that we didn’t come across– an excuse to visit this bird-lover’s heaven sometime in the near future again. Here are some photos from the trip.

Featured image: a heart-shaped pair of Gouldian Finches, photo by Victoria Surtees

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Guinea Turaco

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Kramer, the Moluccan Cockatoo

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Gloster canary (photo by Victoria Surtees)

 

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Yellow-hooded Blackbird (top) and finch (unidentified; bottom)

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