Category Archives: Bird Canada

Summer flash back continued – Ruddy Ducks of Summer

Well, my dearth of local Canadian birding activity has continued for another month, but the reasons are much more positive than last month: I have just returned from a 10-day trip to Costa Rica where I had a wonderful time … Continue reading

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Southern Ontario’s Winter Bounty

I had hoped to get out to photograph some of the different ducks overwintering on Lake Ontario at some point over the last couple of weeks, but a number of pressing work commitments have kept me pretty much chained to … Continue reading

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Are you in the GBBC?

Show how much you care about birds by participating in the 21stannual Great Backyard Bird Count! Simply count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the count days (February 16-19, 2018) and report your sightings online. Around … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – January 2018

Hello and welcome to a brand new year! I hope everyone had a peaceful & enjoyable holiday season. Unfortunately, I have to start off my first post of 2018 with some bad news: the Brown Thrasher that was visiting my … Continue reading

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Summer flash back – Birding Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park

Birding outings this past month for me, with frustrating head colds either side of Christmas and local temps hovering around -20 celsius for extended periods, have been both limited and unfruitful! As such, my short post this month takes us … Continue reading

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Winter in Southern Ontario

How many times have we heard the expression be careful what you wish for? Last time I wrote an update for this blog  I was lamenting the lack of migrating birds and the blah fall weather. I even said I … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – December 2017

Hello again!  My deepest apologies for being so sporadic in my monthly postings. This kitchen rebuild/renovation my husband and I have been working on since last March has taken up nearly all of our time. I will sincerely try to … Continue reading

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Southern Ontario’s Waiting Game

For many children, the last few weeks leading up to Christmas are a period when time stands still. Or at the very least, it seems to move a lot slower than usual. Weeks feel like months and days feel like … Continue reading

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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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