Category Archives: Bird Canada

Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – July 2016

Hello again!  Hope you are all enjoying your summer. Around here, it’s juvenile bird time in the yard!  I’ve been having great fun watching & listening to families of birds at my few summer feeders & in my trees.  I’ve … Continue reading

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TO Backyard – Keeping Birds and Cats Safe

Hello and welcome back to our Toronto backyard… and sometimes slightly beyond! We have just started to see a couple Ruby-throated Hummingbirds coming around, usually at dawn and dusk.  FINALLY! There has been no shortage of Cedar Waxwings high up … Continue reading

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park – Top 5 Birding Locations!

A Brief Introduction to StaderArtBirds (Marcy & Ray Stader) As new contributing authors to Bird Canada, we are honoured to share our stories, images and videos of birds across this great country.  We live on an acreage just south of Calgary, … Continue reading

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The Gabriola Commons: habitat extraordinaire

It’s a remarkable place both physically and in terms of how it came to be. A twenty-six acre  parcel of land, The Gabriola Commons is owned by the people of Gabriola Island under a unique “Commons Covenant.”   The Commons … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – June 2016

Hello again and welcome to Summer!  It was so cold in May, we were really beginning to wonder if warmer temperatures would ever actually hit.  Well …….. they have:  it’s 27C today.  🙂 Most of the photos in this post … Continue reading

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Birding Magee Marsh – a postcard from Ohio

For this month’s post, I’m going to share some images from a special place just south of the Canadian border…the self-proclaimed ‘Warbler Capital of the World’: Ohio’s Magee Marsh wildlife refuge. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Magee is a magical … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Road Trip!

Rob and I took off on a four day, three night birding road trip during the height of Spring migration here in Ontario. From May 8th to 11th, we visited three of our favorite spots in southern Ontario; Hillman Marsh, … Continue reading

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When Birds Get Sick

If you pay attention to wild birds you’re bound to see a sick one at your feeder from time to time. Birds get sick and die for a myriad of reasons, just like humans – old age, accidents, disease. They … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – May 2016

Hello again!  I hope you’re enjoying spring migration.  It seems to be a little slower than normal up here but this month, we’re finally seeing a few migrants moving through. In late April, I was thrilled to see a flock … Continue reading

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Battle at the Lek: Sharp-tailed Grouse on the Alberta prairie

Through the generosity of a rancher south of Calgary, the help of my local birding club and the encouragement of some photographer friends, I had the opportunity to see and experience my first grouse ‘lek’. The grouse species in question … Continue reading

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