The Open Field Birds of the Pacific Northwest
The BC Coastal Region has many types of birds and the ones who frequent the open fields and forest edges are simply amazing to watch. There are over 500 different kinds of birds that live or visit the BC Coast and many of these are Open Field Birds. Take a walk at the forests edge and see for yourself.
Take a walk along our many rivers and lakes and you will the open field birds, stroll along our beaches and you will see them, hike our mountain trails and you will find them in the open spaces. These are the songbirds of the open fields. Their songs will keep you entranced as you walk along.
These are the little birds, the open field birds, birds like the robins and doves, the flycatchers and sparrows, the hummingbirds and swallows, to them the open fields offer a variety of habitats.
Logging slash to farmers fields give open field birds a great place to breed and live. We have natural open spaces, places like river banks and open meadows, swamps and hillside bluffs, these too have a variety of birds the rely on this type of habitat.
To each of them, these environments are a special place. Each has its own living conditions and each has its own type of wild birds that use it.
Most of these birds are known as the songbirds. These birds make up over half the species that live on or visit our coast and make a walk along any trail a real treat. A forest wouldn’t be the same without these birds. What pleasure it brings to see a red wing blackbird sitting in a tree singing its heart out or a collared dove, first thing in the morning, sounding like an owl hooting.
What would a forest meadow be like without the sounds of birds like the robin that makes sweet melodies or the pacific wren that can be heard throughout the year singing all day long.