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Ballingall Islets Nature Park lies at the western end of the chain of small islands that lie off the southern shore of Galiano Island in the Gulf Islands. Located 1.5 km offshore from Galiano and 2 km northwest of Parker Island, the islets were designated a provincial nature park to provide protection to the more than 30 Double-crested Cormorants that nest on these rocky outcrops.

The cormorants have been building their nests in the island’s wind-blown Juniper trees for over 75 years now, and provide a delightful spectacle for passing boaters and kayakers to observe. When not nesting, the cormorants can be seen periodically drying their wings and black plumages after returning from fishing the waters of the Trincomali Channel. Visitors are urged not to go ashore, but rather to observe the nesting birds from a distance.

On the Pacific coast this species breeds from the Strait of Georgia south to Baja California and the Revillagigedo Islands. Mandarte Island Ecological Reserve, east of Sidney on Vancouver Island, has a more significant breeding colony of Double-crested Cormorants, in terms of numbers.

Ballingall Islets Nature Park is located in Trincomali Channel off Galiano Island in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

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Classic Yacht Charters
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