Author Archives: Nathan Staples

About Nathan Staples

I am a public school teacher who has always lived in New Brunswick. My wife and I have three boys who love to watch birds nearly as much as I do. We currently live in the province’s oldest town, Woodstock.

Spring arrivals continued

It seems like every time I get out birding this month, there are a couple new species that have arrived in my area (Woodstock, NB). Just last week I found 75 different species! I’m up to 135 for the year … Continue reading

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Spring Arrivals

Spring has sprung here in New Brunswick. We were spoiled with a couple of sunny/warm days at first, but lately it hasn’t even been in the double digits and has been raining off and on. More and more birds continue … Continue reading

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Spring Warbler Quiz (Eastern)

I thought I’d do something different this month. Before I get there I must mention that those of us in Atlantic Canada have a hard time believing that it really was the first day of Spring a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Spring, where are you?

Here in New Brunswick, I can’t properly describe how much snow we have. Prince Edward Island has it worse however, and many of the pictures & videos my father in-law keeps sending us don’t even seem like they could be … Continue reading

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Birding Resolutions

For me, New Year’s only means one thing, I can reset my totals and try to find more birds than I found the year before. I hope you will take a moment to comment what your goals for 2015 will … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count & New Brunswick Winter Bird List

Birding during the winter months in New Brunswick is quite different compared to the other three seasons. The following chart was posted on a birding site one time and sums up what a lot of birders feel throughout the year. … Continue reading

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Winter Birds of New Brunswick

Basically all the typical New Brunswick winter birds have arrived in the past few weeks even though winter hasn’t really made up its mind yet. There isn’t much for snow and still a decent amount of open water along the … Continue reading

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The birds are leaving and the leaves are falling

As I am typing, more and more species are leaving not just my area, but all of New Brunswick. There aren’t any shorebirds left in Woodstock although you can still find a nice variety all along the coast, but the … Continue reading

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First day of Autumn

At the beginning of the month I ended up completing what was basically a Big Day. This wasn’t my original intention because all I really wanted to do was go to all my usual spots as much as possible before … Continue reading

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First post from New Brunswick! Carolina Wren

In my current stage of life, I am somewhere between a casual and avid birder. My wife and I have three boys under the age of four so I typically don’t drop everything to chase after a rare bird. Someday … Continue reading

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