• Moderate walking, some hiking
• Highly variable weather
• Good quality accommodation
• Price includes breakfasts and lunches throughout
• 4 to 8 participants with one leader; 9 to 12 participants with two leaders
On our Canadian Rockies birding tour, you can expect early morning starts each day, with the occasional before-breakfast trip as we search out breeding and late migrant birds. Weather conditions during the trip should include warm and sunny days, possibly some rain, and the nights will be cool, and sometimes cold, in the mountains.
We walk easy to moderate lowlands and mountain trails, sometimes for periods of up to two hours. A reasonable level of fitness will be required. We also bird along roadways and woodland trails, occasionally venturing into low brush and swampy and uneven terrain. During these times, we stop frequently to observe wildlife. We usually have picnic lunches while we soak up panoramic views.
In the evening, we may arrange to go to a local restaurant selected for good food and comfortable atmosphere. During this time we discuss the day’s activities, review the list of birds seen and heard, and set out plans for the next day.