The black tail deer are a common sight in the river estuary where we view grizzly bears. They come to the shore to graze on the sedge grass and it is not unusual to see the deer and grizzlies grazing in the same area. The open and flat nature of the river mouth give the deer an advantage so the bears do not attempt to start a chase they cannot win.
Bald eagles are common on your tour days whether looking for whales or heading up Knight Inlet to the grizzly bears. The goal of most quests after they have seen a number of eagles sitting in the trees to far away for even a long lens to get a good picture is to get close. This takes time but we normally manage a few good pictures. Actually the best pictures are often taken at the lodge where the resident eagle have a nest and spend time in the tree along the shore close to the lodge. Spring and early summer there is an abundance of eagles on the whale watching days as they are on the ocean feeding on herring. As soon as the salmon arrive in the rivers in late summer and the fall the eagle migrate to the rivers for the left over salmon after the grizzly have eaten their fill.