World Migratory Bird day was on May 13th and in celebration we will be recognizing one of our local migratory birds, the Osprey! These birds are back in BC from their migration down to Mexico and Central America where they went to overwinter.
Did you know that during their 15-20 years of life, some ospreys are estimated to have travelled around 160 000 migration miles? They will migrate individually, not in a flock, and will generally follow different bodies of water where they can access fish to eat.
They are an indicator of spring in the Okanagan and Similkameen and will stay in the areas to breed and raise their 1-3 young until the fall.
Photo by Ron Holmes