Birding and Beyond

I am Gaelen Schnare, a fourteen year old birder and photographer from Nelson, BC.  I first got interested in birds at around age seven, when I received my first camera and lens for Christmas, and I have birded all over North America, Ecuador, and Ireland since then. I hope you enjoy my photos and stories. To order canvas prints of any picture on this website, please email (only ships to Canada)

February 3, 2020

 This stunning pygmy owl has been hanging around my house all winter. I have taken multiple photos of this bird, click "read more" to see them all.

November 28, 2019

This juvenile White-crowned Sparrow is quite late to go south. Usually this species migrates through our area from early September to late October.

November 10, 2019

This fascinating bird usually migrates through from mid September until mid to late October.

November 1, 2019

Five swans, four Trumpeter and one Tundra, have shown up at the Nelson Waterfront. They are still there as of Nov. 28.

October 19, 2019

This beautiful bird was feeding only 15 feet in front of me in a small inlet connected to the river at Collage Trails near Castlegar.

October 11, 2019

The late fall migrants are starting to show up, I saw these birds at Duck Lake near Creston. Click "Read more" to see a photo of the American Tree Sparrow.

October 4, 2019

This interesting shorebird was seen at Collage Trails near Castlegar.

September 28, 2019

Winter birds are coming in. First Snow Geese of the year!

September 21, 2019

This uncommon bird showed up at the Nelson Waterfront at the soccer fields and is still there as of Dec. 28.

September 21, 2019

Usually, I do not write a full post about any one day birding excursion, but this day was quite special so it warrants more details.

This trip was my first time going up Giveout Creek Road so I was quite surprised when I found this great spot to bird right out my b...

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Cedar Waxwing

June 8, 2020

A Great Day Birding Creston

May 11, 2020

Nashville Warbler

May 5, 2020

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Gaelen Schnare

Nelson BC


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