BONNYVILLE The town of Bonnyville provides a unique opportunity for bird watchers to view hundreds ofdifferent types of birds; nearly 75% of the 320 Alberta bird species can be seen in the area.
The reasons for this abundant bird life are two-fold. Firstly, Bonnyville is located in a geographical transition zone where the land contains characteristics of both Boreal Forest and Northern Parkland, and as a result, it attracts a combination of birds native to both.
Secondly, the area lies along the migratory paths of many birds, which descend on its numerous lakes during the fall and spring migrations.
JESSIE LAKE Jessie Lake, located along the southern border of Bonnyville is an importing staging area forshorebirds and waterfowl, while Moose Lake is home to pelicans and eagles.
COLD LAKE Nearby Cold Lake offers warblers, various and other forest birds
LA LA BICHE REGION Observe many sought after resident, neo-tropical migrants, as well as other species stopping over on their seasonal migrations. Renowned for the American White pelican, there are 230+ species of birds that inhabit these shorelines. The heart of bird watching lies with Lac La Biche lake, designated a Bird Sanctuary in 1920. One attraction of national significance is the hundreds of loons rafting on Touchwood Lake in late summer.
MOOSE LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
WHITNEY LAKES PROVINVIAL PARK
COLD LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK