Category Archives: Bird Canada

Spring Arrivals

Spring has sprung here in New Brunswick. We were spoiled with a couple of sunny/warm days at first, but lately it hasn’t even been in the double digits and has been raining off and on. More and more birds continue … Continue reading

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More spring birding around Calgary

Well spring migration is really kicking into gear since my last post, and it’s been great to see swags of species coming back to southern Alberta each week. Many waterfowl species are in making their way through, from the American … Continue reading

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The Birder In Me

My name is Raymonde Savoie and I live in Moncton, New Brunswick. Since this blog is devoted to my favourite subject, birding in Canada, I am pleased to be posting related entries every 10th day of the month.  I am … Continue reading

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Is it Spring yet?

Spring is slow to come to this little Island. At the best of times, we are surrounded by ice and the North wind from across the gulf keeps the renewed strength of the sun at bay. This year, it has … Continue reading

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A Risky Business

I’ve been feeding the birds in my backyard ever since that morning eight years ago when I noticed several black-hooded birds hopping around the overgrown garden of our new home on Gabriola Island. They made an odd, metallic chip, chip, … Continue reading

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Spring Warbler Quiz (Eastern)

I thought I’d do something different this month. Before I get there I must mention that those of us in Atlantic Canada have a hard time believing that it really was the first day of Spring a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Early Spring 2015 Birding in Calgary

Due to a combination of vacation, multiple family commitments and unfavourable weather, I haven’t got out birding that much the past month. That said, the few forays I have made have been reasonably productive so I can’t complain. A real … Continue reading

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The February Blues

Regrettably, the big story on the Island for the month of February is not the birds. The story these days is the snow and ice. In February this year we had a record 222.8 centimeters of snow. Needless to say … Continue reading

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Backyard Bird Count Sets New Records

Great Backyard Bird Count Sets New Species Record Nearly half the world’s species identified in four days New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON–Participants from more than 100 countries submitted a record 147,265 bird checklists for the annual … Continue reading

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Birding in San Miguel de Allende

By Sharon McInnes Earlier this month I went to San Miguel de Allende (SMA), in the mountains of central Mexico, to attend the 10th anniversary SMA Writers Conference, where keynote speakers included Gloria Steinem, Jane Urquhart, and Alice Walker.  It … Continue reading

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