Category Archives: Bird Canada

Birding: Hard, Easy, or Something Else?

Ted Floyd, Editor of Birding Magazine, recently wrote an article called Birding is Easy and Hard (http://blog.aba.org/2016/03/birding-is-easy-and-hard.html). It was inspired in part by two earlier blog posts of Greg Neise, who’d come down on both sides of the argument at different … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard: April 2016

Hello again! Despite today’s freezing rain storm, Spring has finally arrived in Northwestern Ontario. This post will likely be mostly a photo essay.  I’ve been busy with the camera these past few weeks as migrants have been moving in. These … Continue reading

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Grey Ghost of the North: more Great Grey Owls in pictures

Well, I was lucky to get another morning or two watching some Albertan Great Grey Owls in action, so I thought I’d share some of the resulting images. My focus was on in-flight images and I managed to capture some … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Seasonal Switch

March and April are always interesting months in our backyard. The calendar says Spring arrives, but Winter puts up quite a fight to stay around. The first of our Spring/Summer migrants have arrived, Red-winged Blackbirds and Grackles.  We’ve been making sure … Continue reading

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Anchorages in the Pacific Flyway?

Once again, it’s big industry over citizens and the environment. In this case, five new anchorages are being proposed by Pacific Pilotage Authority (PPA) for the northeast stretch of coastline of Gabriola Island, along Whalebone and Sandwell beaches. If the PPA has … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – March ’16

Hello again from NW Ontario and welcome to Spring 2016! Since you last heard from me, we’ve lost about 18″ of snow and I actually have a bare patch of grass in my backyard now, where the snow was thinnest. … Continue reading

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‘On the Prowl’…a Great Grey Owl hunt in pictures

Being able to observe a Great Grey Owl hunting for voles in the foothills west of Calgary has to be one of the great joys one can experience as a birder in southern Alberta. Moreover, no matter how many times … Continue reading

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Bird Tales From a Toronto Backyard – From Our Backyard to the Night Owls

February came and went in a flash.  Even with the extra day this year.  I guess having so many days with Spring-like temperatures made it one of the most pleasant February(s) we’ve endured in a few years. The backyard didn’t … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air

On the day before Valentine’s Day, GROWLS (Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society) held a wonderful event in celebration of Bald Eagles. Aptly-named Love is in the Air: An Eagle Affair, the day included a tour of eagle nests and a … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – Feb.’16

Hello again!  Hope everyone had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day. Believe it or not, it is time for the Gray Jay to nest!  Up here in NW Ontario, I believe the Gray Jay is the earliest species to begin nesting, usually … Continue reading

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