Saturday May 18, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tour Location: Osoyoos Meeting Place: Oxbows Interpretive Kiosk Parking Lot, Road 22 - Osoyoos, BC
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Tour 21 – Explore the Osoyoos Oxbows

Tour Leaders: Doreen Olson and Alex Bodden

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Description Of This Tour

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and Important Bird Areas (IBA) are some of the most important places in the world for species and their habitats. Join Doreen Olson and Alex Bodden, local naturalists, to enjoy great views of the ecologically important oxbows at the north end of Osoyoos Lake, an amazing wetland area for bird watching and a locally significant IBA that is recommended for KBA status. As a local IBA Caretaker, Alex will share his inspiration and knowledge of the IBA program and the species that this area supports. You will have the opportunity to see rare and interesting birds, learn history from early ranching days, and view the original burrowing owl release site. This recently restored trail is a relatively flat and easy going walk.

Tour Leaders: Doreen Olson and Alex Bodden

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.

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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 2

Price: $25.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • water,
  • sturdy footwear,
  • long pants/sleeves or repellent for mosquitoes

Area

Location: Osoyoos

Meeting Place: Oxbows Interpretive Kiosk Parking Lot, Road 22 - Osoyoos

Transportation: None

Age Permitted

 8+
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