Category Archives: Bird Canada

Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – May 2017

Hello again and welcome to the May Long Weekend! Spring has been very slow in coming up here.  We had a brutal ice storm at the end of April, just when many migrants were arriving.  It didn’t get too cold … Continue reading

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Welcome back birds! – Spring birding in Calgary, 2017

2017 has flown by for me thus far. While I have been managing to get out and go birding, most of it has been outside of Canada – exploring some of the other wonderful avian species to be found in … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Spring Things

Hello! Welcome back to our Toronto backyard and slightly beyond. Spring is in full swing, migrating birds coming back to our region (or passing through, heading further north), and for some odd reason a winter species still remain here in … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – April 2017

Happy Belated Easter to all! Spring is a very confusing season up here in Northern Ontario.  Temperatures can change by upwards of 30 degrees in 24 hours or less.  Last week is a good example of this.  On April 9th, … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Deck Birding

Living in Ontario, the first day of Spring is always welcomed to a birder, as it signifies that Spring Migration is just around the corner! But for me this year, the first day of Spring put my birding activities to … Continue reading

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Alison’s Fishing Birds

By Sharon McInnes When I first read Alison’s Fishing Birds, just published by Caitlin Press, my impulse was to co-opt children from the playground, gather them around, and read them the stories. But I didn’t, hoping instead that you will read … Continue reading

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Notes From a North Western Ontario Backyard – March, 2017

Welcome to Spring!! It is officially the Vernal Equinox as of 6:28 am Eastern time today.  Doesn’t that make you feel better?! Unfortunately, most of my photos this month still look like mid winter.  March has been an exceptionally cold … Continue reading

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Postcard from Vancouver Island: birding around Victoria B.C.

Almost a year has passed since I made my first trip in April 2016 to check out the wildlife around Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and I am only just getting around to processing my images from this … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Winter birds. Spring birds. And Owls… cuz we all love Owls.

Hello, welcome back to our neck of the woods in the west end of Toronto, Ontario…  our backyard! It’s been confusing for everyone including the birds on just what season it really is out there.  February gave us some record … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – February 2017

Hello again! As usual, I find it hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another month already.  The months just seem to be zipping by.  That’s alright though:  it means that spring ….. and access to my … Continue reading

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