Category Archives: Bird Canada

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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Spring, where are you?

Here in New Brunswick, I can’t properly describe how much snow we have. Prince Edward Island has it worse however, and many of the pictures & videos my father in-law keeps sending us don’t even seem like they could be … Continue reading

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Pygmy Owls in the Park, Winter 2015

(My blog is a little late this month as I was off enjoying the warmth of the Mexican sun…and chasing all sorts of wondrous tropical birds too!) This winter Calgarian birders, and local wildlife appreciators in general, have been treated … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year

It is the time of year when birding on the Island slows down. It seems that most of the birds that we are all looking for have left the province – warblers, song birds and shorebirds. But there are other … Continue reading

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Birding Resolutions

For me, New Year’s only means one thing, I can reset my totals and try to find more birds than I found the year before. I hope you will take a moment to comment what your goals for 2015 will … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Birds of Gabriola

Last month 28 Gabriolans participated in the 115th Audobon Christmas Bird Count. Here’s a sampling of the bird species that were counted on the island. Many thanks to the Gabriola Island photographers – Doug Green, Garry Davey, Eileen Kaarsmaker, and … Continue reading

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