Category Archives: Bird Canada

Winter Birding in Calgary and the Foothills in Pictures – Part 1

I know it’s another month until winter ‘officially’ begins here in Calgary, but the snow and sub-zero temps have already arrived and the winter birding in Calgary has begun in earnest. I like the coming of winter, not so much … Continue reading

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Southern Ontario’s Continuing Bird Vacuum

The unusually variable weather pattern that has characterized autumn 2017 in southern Ontario has continued on without too much change. Although the days are growing shorter and the nights are getting long, bird migrations – at least in our area … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – October 2017

Hello again and Happy Autumn/Halloween! I cannot believe what a warm autumn we’ve been having.  It’s been wet, yes, and it’s been windy, yes but it’s been quite amazing to have 20C temperatures the week before Halloween. Oddly enough, in … Continue reading

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Late Autumn Birding in the Calgary Area – 2017

Ahhh, autumn birding…I love it! Those who have followed my posts the past few years will know my love of autumn and the lush, saturated yellows and reds that it brings to Calgary’s parks and gardens. Not only does the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Birding in Southern Ontario

Early fall in southern Ontario has, so far at least, been what the weather people call “variable.” One day it’s 30 degrees outside, the air conditioner is running and dinner comes from the barbecue. The day after that, it’s cool … Continue reading

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Notes From a N. W. Ontario Backyard – September 2017

Hello again!  Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written a post from my yard.  It’s been an exceptionally busy summer because my husband and I have been doing not just a renovation but a complete kitchen rebuild, floor to … Continue reading

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Return of the Warblers and Shorebirds – Late Summer Birding in Southern Alberta

Late summer in southern Alberta is a fun time as it means the return of many species, passing through on their southward migration. First off, the shorebirds… Usually around the August long weekend I will head east of Calgary to … Continue reading

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Southern Ontario’s September Migrations

Once Laura and I began getting more serious about peeping at birds, it didn’t take long to realize that September is a very special month. Here in southern Ontario, September marks the beginning of the fall migrations, and you start … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – On the Move

Wow, September is here! Summer’s days certainly are numbered now. For anyone who watches the birds and nature overall, you don’t need a calendar to tell you the season is changing. Hawks are on the move and we are seeing … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Burlington Ship Canal

Located at the extreme western end of Lake Ontario, the city of Hamilton sits on a large, shallow bay which is connected to the big lake by the Burlington Ship Canal. The canal – 385 feet (118 m) wide and … Continue reading

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