Category Archives: Bird Canada

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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Trapped!

I don’t know how long he’d been in the garden room. Maybe hours. Busy in the house, I’d decided to take a break and work on the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle my grandkids had left for me to finish, just that … Continue reading

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August Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard

Late summer already … it’s such a shame that the shortest season of the year has to disappear in a blink!  I think it should be a rule that summer runs more slowly than the other 3 seasons, don’t you?? … Continue reading

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Bird Studies Canada Seeking Volunteers in BC

The 17th season of the British Columbia Coastal Waterbird Survey begins on September 13, and we have several vacant sites in Vancouver, Tofino, and Ucluelet. This long-term monitoring program helps identify population and distribution changes in overwintering waterbirds. Volunteers conduct counts … Continue reading

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Bird Tales from a Toronto Backyard – How we started

“It all started with a pair of Cardinals”. This is my standard response when asked how we got into backyard bird feeding or birding in general for that matter. Rob and I started dating in January of 2004, and that … 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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The Birds, the Bees, and a Drought

This summer we’re “feeling the heat” as we deal with drought and worry about the threat of fire on our island. (Where would we go??) Water conservation is nothing new to any gulf islander, of course. Although Dennis and I … Continue reading

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Birding and Camping…it must be summer!

I love birding and I love camping (both of which I consider a form of ‘candy for the soul’), so when the two combine in summer I’m in a particularly happy place! My first family camping trip this year was … 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 Tar Sands, a Forest, a Billion Birds

In June 2012 I submitted my concerns about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) to the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board (NEB). As I told the panel then, “Honestly, I’d rather be bird-watching, but sometimes there’s just no choice.” … Continue reading

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