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Welcome to Chilko Tales

Tips, Tricks and tales about life at Chilko Lake. If you are interested in specific topics, check out the popular topics to the right. If you would like to follow our blog, fill out the sign up form to the left. We will send you the latest posts about your interests and the latest posts of “Chilko Tidbits”, which are tidbits about the fish, wildlife, and our environment that we have learned or are learning along the way. Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy. Karen McLean

Morning Visit by Evening Grosbeak at Chilko lake

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 19:26
Posted by Karen McLean

Evening Grosbeak at Chilko River, British Columbia, Canada

A nice way to start the day with a morning visit by this Evening Grosbeak at Chilko Lake.  He and his mate visited a popular tree next to our wilderness lodge and I was lucky to have my camera on hand.  They are a part of the Finch family and their official name is Hesperiphona vespertina. We have many small birds that either visit on their way to other destinations or also nest in our yard. Sprin

Spring Migration of the Chilko Sockeye, Where the Journey Begins

Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 19:22

Chilko Lake Sockeye Salmon Smolt

Right now the Chilko River is alive with the annual spring migration of baby sockeye salmon. The one year old smolts are heading to the Pacific Ocean. The fry are emerging from the gravel and heading up Chilko Lake. Consequently there are a lot of baby fish in the Chilko system right now! These baby sockeye, are making a lot of other species very fat and happy, including

Chilko Sockeye Super Fish

Submitted by admin on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:20

Chilko River and Lake Sockeye 2010

Mother Nature designs each species to fit perfectly within its own environment.  The Chilko Sockeye Salmon have developed a few characteristics that are directly related to their difficult journey to and from Chilko Lake.  First off, they have extra fat.  This is to ensure that they have enough fat reserves to make it from the ocean to Chilko Lake, not an easy trip.

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