Where it lives
To see Nutcrackers, you need to get up into the mountains around Lillooet. Although they occasionally come to mid-elevations, generally, they stay in the subalpine and higher (1500-2000m). If you stand on an alpine ridge, you can often look down the hill to the forest and see them soaring around the tree tops.
The Clark’s Nutcracker population is considered secure. There is some concern that Blister Rust and Pine Beetle may have an effect on their food supplies.
What you can do
Go for a hike and see these common birds in their natural habitat. The Lillooet Naturalists sell a hiking guide for the area, listing several trails to alpine where you will see these unique birds. Lillooet Brewery and several stores in Lillooet carry the Guide Book.
Become an Expert
To learn more, click here and go to the BC Breeding Bird Atlas.