The great blue heron is a common wading bird found all over North America, with the fannini subspecies only present along the coast from southern Alaska to northern Washington. They are a fishing bird, preferring shallow intertidal zones, swamps, lake edges, and occasionally, backyard ponds. The heron is not considered threatened worldwide, but is considered a species of “special concern” in BC due to its shrinking habitat and unwillingness to nest near human activity.
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The Lodge, as it’s affectionately known, is forty minutes by car south west of Campbell River, close to the geographic centre of Vancouver Island. It sits just outside of Strathcona Provincial Park on Upper Campbell Lake and is ideally situated for exploring this exciting and little known area of Vancouver Island.