Whistler Naturalists

Welcome to the Whistler Naturalists Society, whose focus is to increase local knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world in the Whistler area.

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 Christmas Bird Count 2014

December 16th was the 25th annual count here in Whistler, thanks to all our volunteer birders who made this fantastic milestone possible!

RESULTS: 727 birds total, 38 species

HIGHLIGHTS: Great gray owl spotted on Whistler Mtn – New record for Whistler

Pacific loon and northern hawk owl also special sightings.  Six owls in total.



Monthly bird walks – Held the first Saturday of the month. We meet at the foot of Lorimer Rd. by the river & RR crossing to walk to Rainbow park & back. The schedule for the next few walks are:

December 6, 2014: 9 am

January 3, 2015: 9 am

February 7, 2015: 9 am

March 7, 2015: 8 am

Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival 2014: October 17 & 18 – Thanks to everyone who made the event possible this year.  Mark your calendars for October 16 & 17, 2015. 2014 Details…




8th Annual Whistler BioBlitz – August 23-24, 2014:  BC’s longest-running BioBlitz! Thanks to everyone who made the event a success. More…

Final logos








2014 bird list coverHot off the press – 2014 Bird list with 261 species! 

Compiled by Naturalist volunteers Karl Ricker, Heather Baines, Chris Dale and Marcia Danielson.Available at the Whistler Museum or Armchair Books.




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Call for volunteers - The Naturalists are looking for volunteers to help organize upcoming events and write NatureSpeak articles.  For more information please contact Kristina (email or 935-7665).

The Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) is dedicated to reducing the threat of invasive species in the Sea to Sky Corridor.  For more information go to SSISC website.

Almost 3,000 Species and Counting! Lists of all of Whistler’s species can be found on the Whistler Biodiversity Project website. more…