This Barred Owl was very conveniently sitting high up in a tree right opposite the tree-top walkway at Capilano Suspension Bridge park. So I was probably 50 feet above ground, although the trees went much much higher. The camera was hand held with 5x lens attachment in poor light. This is apparently a common owl but the only one seen during the trip.
Glaucous-winged Gulls were common along coastal areas around Vancouver and Vancouver Island. None were seen inland.
Taken in very dull conditions, these Harlequin Ducks were seen at Campbell River, on the north east side of Vancouver Island. These were presumably non-breeding birds. I also saw solitary Harlequin Ducks on the Bow River near Banff, high in the rockies, which presumably were breeding.
Pelagic Cormorants were fairly common along the coast. These were photographed at Campbell River.
Several Belted Kingfishers were seen during the trip, all of them being on the coast. This individual was at Campbell River at a point where fresh water flowed into the sea.
The only Purple Martins seen during the trip were at Campbell River where nesting boxes had been provided. The lower photograph is of a juvenile bird.
Tree Swallows were seen at several sites both inland and on the coast.
This Spotted Towhee was one of several seen at Campbell River. Although not common, I did see several others during the trip.
These Bonaparte's Gulls were seen during our two night stay at Knights Inlet. No others were seen during the trip.