Cold Lake PP
54.6478° N, 110.0889° W
Bird nerds notes
Since we became birders a major hope of ours has been to see a Blackburnian warbler. It's not very common and it only shows up in a small part of Alberta. This was our fifth trip to Cold Lake and we finally had an undisputable sighting! It was an instant highlight of our birding careers.
We love going to Cold Lake because it's so natural and remote. We will keep going there for sure. At the end of this trip we spent a night in Sir Winston Chruchill Provincial Park which was also spectacular.
First sightings (lifers) 2x
- Blackburnian Warbler
- Dusky Grouse
Blackburnian warblers are maybe the most stunning bird in Alberta, Sir Winston Churchill PP AB
We've been seeing more and more chestnut-sided warblers in Cold Lake, Cold Lake PP AB
Even a more mundane bird like an eastern phoebe can look great in the right light, Cold Lake PP AB
We didn't see a lot of Canada warblers but the few we did were photogenic, Cold Lake PP
A mourning warbler perched in the same area every day to sing its song, Cold Lake PP AB
Purple martins are hard to see in the wild but we often see them in specific birdhouses, Cold Lake AB
Dusky grouse can be identified by how stubborn they are to leave the road, Sheep River PP AB