10 Most Common Birds at Winter Birdfeeders in British Columbia

For 34 years Birds Canada has organized a “FeederWatch” community which has recorded the birds at feeders from November through April throughout Canada. All of the birds in the surveys for the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and Prairie regions have been regular visitors to my Toronto feeder and garden over the years.

British Columbia, however, has many different species. I recall sitting at a Vancouver park bench, bird feed in hand, being approached by 3 species which I had never seen before. Spotted Towhee, Steller’s Jay and Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

Spotted Towhee (photo: WordPress.com)
Steller’s Jay (photo: birdguides.com)
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (photo: tringa.org)

Here are the 10 most common birds at winter British Columbia feeders:

#10 Anna’s Hummingbird

#9 House Finch

House Finch (male)

#8 Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee (photo: WordPress.com)

#7 Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

#6 Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

#5 Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

#4 Steller’s Jay

Steller’s Jay (photo: vannattabros.com)

#3 Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker (male)

#2 Northern Flicker

Northern Flickers (father and son)

#1 Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Miles Hearn

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