Author Archives: Pat Bumstead

Nova Scotia Barred Owl

We received an email from Tom in New Minas, Nova Scotia, which is in woods just north of the Gaspereau River. He was out walking his dogs when this barred owl flew up into a tree beside him. The owl just … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada | Tagged | 1 Comment

Help Birds in Thunder Bay

I am wondering if you could get your readers to help. Here in Thunder Bay, the new Mckellar Island Bird Observatory is just starting out. The managers have entered the Observatory in the TBayTel For Good Contest whereby the regional … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada | 1 Comment

New Report: Boreal Birds Need Half

One of the world’s greatest migrations is happening now. Billions of migratory birds are heading from the U.S., Central and South America to what’s been dubbed “North America’s bird nursery” —the sprawling billion-plus-acre boreal forest that spans the continent from … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Conservation Canada, Boreal Forest Birds, Conservation | Tagged , | Comments Off on New Report: Boreal Birds Need Half

Help needed with migratory wetland birds survey

Good morning, my name is Daniel Revollo. I’ve been doing academic research on economic valuation of the activity of bird watching North America to Central and South America. I’ve been working on a project regarding economic valuation of wetlands in … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada | Comments Off on Help needed with migratory wetland birds survey

Get your GBBC on!

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 14–17, 2014. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Bird Conservation Canada, Citizen Science | Comments Off on Get your GBBC on!

A Year of Bird Canada

A year ago this week, Bird Canada was turned into a multi-author blog, and what a year it was! When the call went out for birders across Canada, fourteen people stepped up to share their birding knowledge. Posts came from … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada | 2 Comments

Birds on the Western Front, 1916

Written from northern France, by H.H. Munro, who was killed at Beaumont-Hamel on 14 November 1916. Considering the enormous economic dislocation which the war operations have caused in the regions where the campaign is raging, there seems to be very … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada | 5 Comments

Over 6,000 Acres of Alberta Grassland Protected

On Sept 4, 2013 Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), along with Shell Canada, celebrated the launch of the Shell Buffalo Hills Conservation Ranch. This is DUC’s largest and most ecologically important acquisition to date, which builds on a strong 75-year legacy … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Bird Conservation Canada | Comments Off on Over 6,000 Acres of Alberta Grassland Protected

Showcase: Sandhill Cranes

More great photos from Rob English who says “I was lucky enough to come across these guys northwest of Cochrane. The male sure put a run on those geese. These two cranes were very co-operative as at one point they … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Bird Identification | Tagged | 1 Comment

Boreal Forest Biodiversity: Pimachiowin Aki

The Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited have released a 20 page bulletin entitled 10 Cool Canadian Biodiversity Hotspots. The report highlights ten locations throughout our boreal forest that provide more detail and insight into its special biodiversity and conservation … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Bird Conservation Canada, Boreal Forest Birds | Comments Off on Boreal Forest Biodiversity: Pimachiowin Aki