Douglas Lake Plateau IBA

Along with the Kamloops Naturalists, the Nicola Naturalist Society is responsible for reporting on the Douglas Lake Plateau Important Bird Area (IBA). Set up in 1996 this is one of the largest IBAs in B.C. It covers important migration staging areas for Sandhill Cranes and extensive breeding habitat for many waterfowl species and grassland specialists. To see photos and a bird checklist from our most recent visit to the IBA click this link: Spring outing to Douglas Lake Plateau IBA – 21 April 2014

Here are posts on past outings to the Douglas Lake Plateau:

Sunday 21 April 2013 visit to IBA

Nicola Naturalists’ birding trip to the Douglas Lake Plateau grasslands – 2 June 2013

Black-bellied Plover an unexpected visitor – 2 June 2013

Our most recent report on this IBA – click here: Douglas Plateau IBA Report 2014

For our 2013 report on this IBA click here: Douglas Lake Plateau IBA Report 2013

For our 2012 report on this IBA click here: Douglas Lk Plateau IBA Annual Report 2012.

To download the field data sheet for bird records for this IBA click here: Douglas Lk Pl IBA Bird Form.

To download the full report for all IBAs in British Columbia: 2013 IBA Report BC Nature

Flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes taking off near English Bridge on the Douglas Lake Ranch, 21 April 2013. Photo: © Julie Van Koll - Merritt Pro Photo

Flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes taking off near English Bridge on the Douglas Lake Ranch, 21 April 2013. Photo: © Julie Van Koll – Merritt Pro Photo