Author Archives: Ron Arvidson

October Birding on Prince Edward Island

October is a month of eclectic birding on the Island. Birds are in migration and it can be hit or miss. But, as a conciliation, there is usually great weather and the colour is wonderful! The marshes and fields are … Continue reading

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Heading South

September on Prince Edward Island has been a great month with some fine weather. It has been a good time to explore our beaches and see just what shorebirds are passing through. In addition to the weather, a couple of events … Continue reading

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Birding Prince Edward Island in August

August is always an interesting month to be Birding on Prince Edward Island because things have slowed down, the scenery is beautiful, the water is warm, and the birds are always interesting. In August we are seeing the activities of … Continue reading

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Some Summer Birding on Prince Edward Island

As June was past and we looked forward to the birds of Summer, our focus on the birds is changing. Rather than being occupied by looking for the arrival of migrants, people are finding birds that are in the midst … Continue reading

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May & June

The birds are back, and are well into the breeding season. The morning chorus is slowing and many young birds have fledged. We have had a number of nice events and some good sighting. Here are a few of the … Continue reading

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The Characters

Each spring I look forward to a couple of characters to return to our yard. The first generally indicates his presence with the squeaky voice sounding like a child’s lost toy. Next, I usually hear him drumming on whatever might … Continue reading

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They are Coming to Us

With the changing season, some of the locals are getting new wardrobes and others, who have spent the winter here, are considering moving on. With the days lengthening and warmer weather, we are seeing new birds almost on a daily … Continue reading

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Is it Spring yet?

Spring is slow to come to this little Island. At the best of times, we are surrounded by ice and the North wind from across the gulf keeps the renewed strength of the sun at bay. This year, it has … Continue reading

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The February Blues

Regrettably, the big story on the Island for the month of February is not the birds. The story these days is the snow and ice. In February this year we had a record 222.8 centimeters of snow. Needless to say … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year

It is the time of year when birding on the Island slows down. It seems that most of the birds that we are all looking for have left the province – warblers, song birds and shorebirds. But there are other … Continue reading

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