Bird Watching Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – Spring Birding at Coracle Cove – Part 1

As a novice birder, I’ve approached this new-found interest with enthusiasm, and one of the great things that I’ve learned about birding is that it has a season. Migratory birds set off from distant points south, and arrive here on a schedule that has been in place for eons. The arrival of the Rufous Hummingbird is a much anticipated event among local birders here on the Sunshine Coast.

Hummingbirds are of course, are extremely hungry after their migration, which could have been up to 9,000 kilometres long. They are naturally attracted to feeders and with two freshly filled feeders installed, I had my first visitor today – did I mention that there is a competitiveness among our local birders to announce the first sighting. It wasn’t me, but I was close.

They’ll stay for most of the summer, providing us with lots of entertaining moments and opportunities for taking pictures like these. It’s one more reason why you should bring your camera when you come to stay at Coracle Cove.

About Coracle Cove

The Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and while it’s only 40 minutes away, it's one of BC’s best kept secrets. In Everything Sunshine Coast we’ll unlock the secrets and share our best insider tips to help you get the most out of your next getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Jack & Sheila Pope escaped to the Sunshine Coast over 35 years ago. They own Coracle Cove, a bed & breakfast and vacation rental business, and enjoy sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from around the world. www.coraclecove.com
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5 Responses to Bird Watching Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – Spring Birding at Coracle Cove – Part 1

  1. Coracle Cove says:

    Male rufous hummer at a feeder in Irvine’s Landing

  2. Coracle Cove says:

    Male Rufous Hummer sighted at a feeder in Gower Point – get your feeders out and be sure to keep your sugar water fresh

  3. Chris says:

    Hey JP. Had a single male on March 21. Also had 2 Violet Green Swallows over the yard on March 20, exact same date as last year. Bird On!

  4. Fantastic web site. Lots of useful information here. I’m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your effort!

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