Gwaii Haanas Guest House
Gwaii Haanas Tribal and National Park Reserve

Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, CANADA

Birds of Haida Gwaii

We would like to give a special thank to one of our previous guests Mr. Russ T. for is contagious and passionate interest birding which led Patrick to build this section of our website.  Russ came to visit us hoping to see a rare "Canadian" Horned Puffin which we never saw although Patrick saw a couple of them 2 weeks later for many weeks...   Exploring with Russ while chasing these elusive birds gave Patrick the opportunity to see Gwaii Haanas with a totally different perspective.  Observing Gwaii Haanas while focusing on the abundance of birds in certain locations, their behavior, distribution and their colonies to this extend was a new, fullfilling experience for Patrick.  We will pass on to our visitors our renewed interest in birds and their importance in our ecosystem.  Thanks Russ!!!

We would also like to dedicated this section of our website to Margo H. and Peter H. of Masset for their many achievements to protect threatened bird sanctuaries on Haida Gwaii, promoting birding and keeping track of bird sightings for the records.  We would also like to thank the Laskeek Bay Conservation Society  www.laskeekbay.org for their outstanding work to promote the protection and research of our bird population and colonies.  These people are the voice and ambassador of all the birds you will see on Haida Gwaii.  Howa!

You would think that our remote location would be a good protection for our bird population.  The fact is many species are seriously threatened.  The introduction of several predatory mammals have seriously undermined the survival of many colonies while others have already disappeared.  These introduced species include rats, raccoons and domesticated cats.  Human impact such as clear-cut logging is also a serious problem in certain areas.  It is not clearly understood to what extend the destruction of vast amount of forest causes since many species such as the Northern Goshawk may require large territories of pristine forest to survive.

ALERT!!!  The government of British Columbia has unilaterally lifted the oil exploration moratorium from our surrounding waters.  An accident from a supertanker or oil rig could wipe out most of our sea bird colonies.  The Aboriginal people and a large amount of residents are against the lifting of the moratorium!
The government of Canada is now under pressure to also lift this moratorium.  Public support is needed!

We hope you enjoy our bird section!

Wanted: Local bird pictures in exchange of author's acknowledgment.

This page was last modified: October 30, 2003

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