Category Archives: Bird Canada

The Birds of Bow Valley Provincial Park

We are away for the winter in Panama enjoying a warmer climate, as well as some spectacular birding, so this month’s post takes us back to one of our favourite summertime destinations in Alberta! Psssst!  Wanna hear a little secret?  … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – November 2016

Someone Flipped The Winter Switch! Hello again!  It is most definitely winter up here in NW Ontario.  In the past 3 days, we’ve gone from heavy rain to heavy freezing rain (about a 1/2 inch worth!) and now to blowing … Continue reading

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Four Seasons in Four Weeks – Birding Calgary in Fall 2016

Birding this past month in the Calgary area has – due to a variety of weather patterns – presented a lot of opportunities to photograph many species under different conditions. A particular favorite of mine is the always striking Wood … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Giving Back

Hello! And welcome back to the T.O. Backyard here in the Bird Canada Blog. This month I’d like to share something a little different, stepping entirely away from our backyard. I call this blog “Giving Back” because that is what … Continue reading

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Vermillion Lakes — Beyond the Iconic Landscape

  When most people think of Vermillion Lakes near Banff, an image of Mount Rundle (one of Banff’s most recognizable mountains), usually comes to mind.  But there is a hidden side to this magical place–a wild side that can be revealed … Continue reading

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Birds & Tailings Ponds – a deadly combination

Imagine you’re a bird in flight, high in the sky, heading from your wintering grounds in South America to the Boreal Forest, along with a dozen other birds. You make the journey every year because that forest is your breeding … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – October 2016

Hello again! I sure hope everyone has been enjoying this wonderful autumn season.  I dearly love autumn …. I just wish it would last a little longer.  Like spring, it seems to be gone in a flash.  Our tree colors … Continue reading

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Shorebirds of southern Alberta – Fall 2016

This August I had a very enjoyable week of camping with my family out on the prairie lakes and east of Calgary, during which I was able to photograph a number of migrant shorebirds as they passed southward through southern … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Autumn… There Go the Birds

Thanksgiving weekend in Canada is just about a thing of the past, and now so is fall migration for 2016. The last couple weeks the birds have been passing through southern Ontario, heading on their journey south. It’s a treat … Continue reading

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Siege at Spruce Meadows!

  When one thinks about the rolling foothills around Spruce Meadows just southwest of Calgary, Alberta, thoughts of tranquility, beautiful horses, aspen forests, and lovely sunsets usually come to mind.     We moved out to an acreage a few minutes … Continue reading

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