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'Discovering the Marais du Nord'

There's no better feeling than getting in the water in the early morning while the sleepy marsh is still shrouded in mist. We go down the river quietly then the sun rising behind the mountains pierces the fog. In the distance, the cry of the loon resounds, nature awakens. After several years spent criss-crossing the magnificent northern marshes, I have acquired an excellent knowledge of this environment and the animals that live there. Knowing every corner of these places, I can guide you to the best places to observe wildlife. From the arrival of migratory birds in April to the freeze-up in November, there are always great discoveries to be made at the marsh.


Contrary to all expectations, the Greater Vancouver region is particularly interesting for wildlife observation. The climate, which is very mild year-round, provides perfect wintering air for several species of birds of prey. Even in the worst of winter, the rivers do not freeze, so you can observe a myriad of species of ducks, shorebirds, small passerines... As these birds live in urban areas, they are used to the presence of humans which makes them much easier to approach.

Day 5-8
Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a must-visit destination for wildlife photographers. Ancient rainforests with their moss-covered trees provide absolutely magical backdrops. The lagoons that serve as a resting area for the ducks offer exceptional views. The coast that stretches as far as the eye can see allows you to observe marine species as well as several species of shorebirds.


-Group trip (max 3 participants)

- Duration: 7 days

-Departure location: Vancouver

-Cost: $4000

-Deposit: $1000 when booking


-Service of guide-photographer for 7 days

-Technical advice on photography

-Periods of image presentation, review and post-processing advice.

-Access rights to the different parks visited




-Travel insurance

-Transportation to get to Vancouver


1. Camera

2. Telephoto (400mm and +)

3. Wide-angle lens (If you are interested in landscape photography)

4. Bag for camera equipment

5. Rain Boots

6. Yoga mat (for low shots)

7. Waterproof clothing


-It should be noted that there is never a guarantee of photographing particular subjects, you never know what to expect with the wilderness.


- Mute Swan & Trumpet

-Wood duck

- Shoveler duck

- Gadwall

- whistling duck

-American duck

- Pintail

- Teal

- Ringnecked Duck

- Greater Scaup

-Lesser Scaup

-Harlequin Duck

- Surf Scoter

-White-winged Scoter

-Kakawi Duck

-Small Tourniquet


-Barrow's Goldeneye

- Crowned Merganser

-Common Merganser

- crested merganser

- Pied-billed Grebe

- Horned Grebe

-Red-necked Grebe

-American coot

- Sandhill Crane

-Bachman Oystercatcher

-Black Turnstone

-Surf Sandpiper

- Dunlin

-Black-bellied Plover

-Great Blue Heron

-Black-crowned night-heron

-Marsh Harrier

-Cooper's Hawk

-Bald Eagle

-Red-tailed Hawk

- Rough-legged buzzard

-Great Horned Owl

-Barn Owl 

- Short-eared owl

- Pygmy Owl

-Barred Owl

- Long-eared owl

-Little Owl

- Red-breasted Woodpecker

-Great woodpecker

- Northern Flicker

-American Kestrel

- Merlin

-Northern Shrike 

-Steller's Jay

-Anna's Hummingbird

-Chestnut-backed Chickadee

-Bushy Oritis

-Baird's Wren

-American Dipper

- Collared Thrush

- Fox Sparrow

-Slaty Junco

-White-crowned Sparrow

- Golden-crowned Sparrow

- Song Sparrow

-Spotted Towhi

-Brewer's Grackle

For questions or registration

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