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)

August 5, 2018

This bird was seen fishing at the Nelson waterfront.

August 5, 2018

This lovely bird was seen with a mixed flock of shorebirds at the Nelson waterfront.

August 4, 2018

This beautiful bird was seen at Kokanee Creek Park near Nelson.

July 24, 2018

 Two of these beautiful sandpipers were seen in Nelson behind the old transfer station.

July 24, 2018

This stunning heron landed very near me at our family cabin on Kootenay Lake.

June 16, 2018

This dazzling bird was feeding its young at the Waldie Island Trail near Castlegar.

June 16, 2018

 This beautiful hawk was soaring above me at Syringa Provincial Park on Arrow Lake.

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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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