Spring in Knight Inlet does bring some large grizzly bears to the lodge’s tour area in the Glendale River estuary. The spring and early summer bears are eating the high protein sedge grass or turning over beach rocks in search for other forms of protein. These are good-sized grizzlies for the spring. They are keeping a wary eye on the viewing boats. This is a low tide, which means the guests are in a sixteen-foot skiff and we are working our way up river and providing opportunities for good photos and memories.
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.