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Rotary Marsh Park

Rotary Marsh Park

1050 Sunset Dr, Kelowna, British Columbia
http://www.kelowna.ca/iParks_List/Scripts/PK203.cfm?locat...

The Rotary Marshes is nestled beside the tallest high rises in BC, away from the Lower Mainland. This is a busy little park with paved trails utilized by walkers, bikers and roller bladers. These wetlands are a bird sanctuary where you can see a variety of birds, which include Hooded Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead and Lesser Scaup.

Photo Credit: Photograph from Gary Nylander of the The Daily Courier used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Text Credit: Site description from http://www.kelowna.com/history/recreation/ used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ DebbieRoberts/ Sep 15, 2017
  • Birds and other natural aspects of Rotary Marsh
    guestBook Guestbook/ LoganLalondeCM/ Jan 10, 2017

    I have seen about 90 species of bird at the Rotary Marshes, and some of the species of note include : Green Heron - this October-November, Red-breasted Merganser - September-October, American Dipper - January, Least Flycatcher - this October-November, Lucy's Warbler *first Okanagan Valley record ever - this November, and many others.

    Rotary Marsh is an excellent fusion manmade/natural wetland near downtown Kelowna. It is home to 100 species of bird, dozens of species of natural plants, and 5 species of mammal. The marsh hosts nesting habitat for Mallard, American Coot, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Green-winged Teal, and other ducks, as well as Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, and House Finch.

    Migrating birds like the secluded ponds bordering the lake and tons of species of bay ducks migrate along the lakeside, 5 species of grebe, and both regularly occuring swan species. In the ponds, ducks like Ring-necked, both scaup species, three merganser species, three species of teal, American Wigeon, and more stop and feed there in spring and fall. American Tree, White-crowned, Savannah, and other sparrows migrate through the bushy habitat. The introduced Russian Olive trees are host one of Kelowna's only wintering population of Yellow-rumped Warbler.

    Logan Lalonde

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    guestBook Guestbook/ californiagirls/ Oct 5, 2014 peace

    We most appreciated the peacefulness and life, as we stared into the tadpole-inhabited water. The ducks were very prevalent. We even saw a deer.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ californiagirls/ Oct 5, 2014
  • great blue heron
    guestBook Guestbook/ mary13/ Oct 5, 2014

    we saw so many species, including a beautiful heron!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Bertie/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ mary13/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ dbenwood/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Rina/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Treas/ Oct 5, 2014
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NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ DebbieRoberts/ Sep 15, 2017
  • Birds and other natural aspects of Rotary Marsh
    guestBook Guestbook/ LoganLalondeCM/ Jan 10, 2017

    I have seen about 90 species of bird at the Rotary Marshes, and some of the species of note include : Green Heron - this October-November, Red-breasted Merganser - September-October, American Dipper - January, Least Flycatcher - this October-November, Lucy's Warbler *first Okanagan Valley record ever - this November, and many others.

    Rotary Marsh is an excellent fusion manmade/natural wetland near downtown Kelowna. It is home to 100 species of bird, dozens of species of natural plants, and 5 species of mammal. The marsh hosts nesting habitat for Mallard, American Coot, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Green-winged Teal, and other ducks, as well as Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, and House Finch.

    Migrating birds like the secluded ponds bordering the lake and tons of species of bay ducks migrate along the lakeside, 5 species of grebe, and both regularly occuring swan species. In the ponds, ducks like Ring-necked, both scaup species, three merganser species, three species of teal, American Wigeon, and more stop and feed there in spring and fall. American Tree, White-crowned, Savannah, and other sparrows migrate through the bushy habitat. The introduced Russian Olive trees are host one of Kelowna's only wintering population of Yellow-rumped Warbler.

    Logan Lalonde

  • peace
    guestBook Guestbook/ californiagirls/ Oct 5, 2014 peace

    We most appreciated the peacefulness and life, as we stared into the tadpole-inhabited water. The ducks were very prevalent. We even saw a deer.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ californiagirls/ Oct 5, 2014
  • great blue heron
    guestBook Guestbook/ mary13/ Oct 5, 2014

    we saw so many species, including a beautiful heron!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Bertie/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ mary13/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ dbenwood/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Rina/ Oct 5, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Treas/ Oct 5, 2014

The Rotary Marshes is nestled beside the tallest high rises in BC, away from the Lower Mainland. This is a busy little park with paved trails utilized by walkers, bikers and roller bladers. These wetlands are a bird sanctuary where you can see a variety of birds, which include Hooded Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead and Lesser Scaup.

1050 Sunset Dr, Kelowna, British Columbia
http://www.kelowna.ca/iParks_List/Scripts/PK203...
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Photo: Photograph from Gary Nylander of the The Daily Courier used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License