Category Archives: Bird Canada

Notes From a N. W. Ontario Backyard – September 2017

Hello again!  Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written a post from my yard.  It’s been an exceptionally busy summer because my husband and I have been doing not just a renovation but a complete kitchen rebuild, floor to … Continue reading

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Return of the Warblers and Shorebirds – Late Summer Birding in Southern Alberta

Late summer in southern Alberta is a fun time as it means the return of many species, passing through on their southward migration. First off, the shorebirds… Usually around the August long weekend I will head east of Calgary to … Continue reading

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Southern Ontario’s September Migrations

Once Laura and I began getting more serious about peeping at birds, it didn’t take long to realize that September is a very special month. Here in southern Ontario, September marks the beginning of the fall migrations, and you start … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – On the Move

Wow, September is here! Summer’s days certainly are numbered now. For anyone who watches the birds and nature overall, you don’t need a calendar to tell you the season is changing. Hawks are on the move and we are seeing … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Burlington Ship Canal

Located at the extreme western end of Lake Ontario, the city of Hamilton sits on a large, shallow bay which is connected to the big lake by the Burlington Ship Canal. The canal – 385 feet (118 m) wide and … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Backyard Nursery

Welcome back to our Toronto backyard.  The lazy days of Summer got even lazier as unfortunately there was another mishap in our household.  Angie had a broken foot in the Spring.  Me (Rob) ended up with 2 broken ribs in … Continue reading

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Spring Birding in Southern Alberta – Take 2

During spring, you don’t have to travel too far in any direction from Calgary to find lots of bird activity and sometimes the hardest part is choosing where to go! To give a taste of the variety and abundance on … Continue reading

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Early Summer on Prince Edward Island

We live in southern Ontario, but we also have a summer place in Prince Edward Island. Laura and I spent a couple of vacations getting to know the island, we fell in love with it, and we ultimately bought a … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Ah Summertime.  A favorite time of year for most people spending more time outside and being social.  For birders, some of us embrace the slow down after Spring migration.  Others crash and burn, missing the Warblers and others that have … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwester Ontario Backyard – June 2017

Hello again and welcome to Lilac season, up here anyway!  I know in other areas, Lilac season is already over but we’ve had an incredibly cool spring & it looks like early summer, at least, will be the same. As … Continue reading

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