Birdwatching and Nature Photography: With the varying vegetation around the lake’s shore line, and the distinct forest and grassland, the area is rich in bird life as attested to by the non-stop bird song. When you “ssshhh” and focus, you’ll notice the diversity of nature’s musical ensemble, no matter what the season. Oh! And what’s that? Frog’s are adding to the treble and bass tones.
On the lake you’ll find the beautiful vivid white and black Common Loon, and you tell us which species of ducks you see during your visit. Osprey, and Belted King Fisher feast on the bountiful fish, while raptors such as Bald Headed Eagle, Red Tail Hawk and Peregrin Falcon showing off their beautifully spotted and banded underbellies, can be seen hunting. Oh, and over there, perched on the dead tops of birch by the reeds – a pair of Kestrel’s (also called Sparrowhawks) feeding on dragon flies. There’s a large variety of tree clinging birds, such as flickers and woodpeckers, including the large red crested and moustached Pileated Woodpecker. There’s perching birds of all colours and sizes like the beautiful dark blue and black Steller’s Jay, the decorative Black-capped Chickadee, swallows, sparrows, and the strikingly marked Black-billed Magpie which are quite shy of humans when found in the wilds such as here at Pinantan Lake Resort. These are just some of the bird life to be found in the area. We’ve named enough to tantalize the birdwatcher in you but also leave open some wonderful surprises for your visit.
The water birds share the lake with resident beaver and muskrat, and the surrounding area is home to deer, bear and a coyote choral group. We were VERY lucky one Canada Day to have a Moose swim by in front of the resort – what a treat for our guests – and a true patriot!