Author Archives: Matthew Sim

About Matthew Sim

A 15 year-old birder and nature photographer, Matthew got caught up in birding in 2009 at the age of 11, buying a digital camera and zoom lens soon after with everything just spiraling downhill from there. He soon got involved with the birding community at home in Calgary, Alberta and expanded his knowledge from there. In the fall of 2011, he moved back to his native Texas for high school and was in due course amazed at the different levels of bird diversity between there and Alberta. Matthew is interested in all aspects of the natural world and is always eager to learn more.

Small home

Last year, I discovered a location in Fish Creek P.P. where I found 2 (and possibly all 3 species of hummingbirds that commonly occur in Calgary) nesting. In June, I had found a pair of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and not long … Continue reading

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Prairie Birding

While late July is typically known as a slower time for birding, the prairies always hold something of interest; whether it be southbound shorebirds heralding the end of summer or frantic parents raising young birds. Here are some of my … Continue reading

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Mimicry at its finest

I’m sure many of you have heard tales of Mockingbirds being true to their names and imitating various other birds, animals, machines and almost any noise. Mockingbirds are notorious for copying other birds songs and adding them to a repertoire … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect

Sometimes I get asked how I was able to identify a certain bird, or how I knew what I was looking at. Heck, a lot of the time I ask myself how I’m supposed to identify many species. While there … Continue reading

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Hues of Pink

Down here in Texas I was recently watching a very vibrant Roseate Spoonbill feeding and I couldn’t help but admire its gorgeous pink plumage. I asked a question that many have asked before and that I’m sure some of you … Continue reading

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Feel it in the air

As I sit here writing this in Houston, at the end of March, you can definitely feel spring in the air. While the weather hasn’t quite accepted the fact that spring is here, the birds definitely have and you only … Continue reading

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A look into longevity…

You know that Chickadee you see in your yard, the one that can be counted on to come calling at your feeders, even on a day when the only activity outside in the frigid cold is that of falling snow? … Continue reading

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An ever growing flock

Well, here we are, another introduction and another member joining this ever-growing flock that is Bird Canada. I feel that the best way to start writing on a blog is an introduction, so here it is! My name is Matthew … Continue reading

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