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)

September 19, 2019

This fall I participated in my first ever Hawkwatch. The Hawkwatch takes place near Castlegar every year. This year, there had been rainy weather for over two weeks, which held up the hawk migration and allowed for a very good Hawkwatch on the first sunny day. It was p...

September 10, 2019

I relocated this rare gull at Kokanee Creek Park after it was found by another birder a few days ago. It is the third Sabine's Gull to be seen in the Kootenays this fall.

September 1, 2019

On our way home from an wonderful birding trip to Salmon Arm, we stopped at a good birding spot in Nakusp, where we observed a large flock of gulls (California, Herring, and a couple Ring-billed). As we were heading back to the car, we were surprised to see a flock of...

August 30, 2019

Every year, I try to get to Salmon Arm to look for shorebirds. Although the shorebirding there is not as good as on the coast, it is excellent for interior BC. On our way to Salmon Arm my dad and I decided to stop at a good birding spot near Nakusp, and we were rewarde...

August 26, 2019

Three of these shorebirds were seen at College Trails near Castlegar.

August 17, 2019

This was one of my main target birds on the Oregon Coast and I saw it!!!

August 17, 2019

I found an unusual number of 26 of these coastal birds on the Bareveiw Jetty in Oregon.

August 14, 2019

I found this bird feedng its chick below Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach in Oregon.

August 14, 2019

These gulls are rare in BC, but common in Oregon, so this was the first time I had seen one.

August 14, 2019

These beautiful birds were common on the Oregon Coast.

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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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