Category Archives: Bird Canada

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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T.O. BACKYARD – WINTER BLUES

It’s not very often that Rob and I go on a nature/birding walk with a target bird in mind. But on a grey, dreary Saturday in January we did just that, we went looking for Eastern Bluebirds. I still remember … Continue reading

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Birding in Southeastern Ontario

“Of late years there has been a great awakening of interest in the subject of natural history.  More and more people are beginning to realize the pleasure and profit that can be derived from observation of common natural objects.  In … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – Jan. 2017

Hello & a belated Happy New Year to all of you!  Since I missed putting out a December post, I’ll take this moment to say I sure hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas & New Year holiday. I hope you … Continue reading

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A Winter of Content – Birding Calgary Nov 2016 to Jan 2017

The city of Calgary had somewhat extended autumnal weather (i.e. above zero temps, no snow) lasting until late November, which meant that waterfowl migrating south were able to enjoy open ponds for longer than normal. Taking advantage of this, I … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Screech Owls

Good day!  Is it too late to wish you all a “Happy New Year”? Here we are in January 2017.  The backyard so far for this year has been average, but let me tell you about how it ended in … Continue reading

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T.O. BACKYARD – XMAS BIRD COUNT FOR KIDS

This morning Rob and I took part in our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Bird Studies Canada. It was taking place at an area we have been birding for over a decade, The Humber Areboretum, and the organizers there, … Continue reading

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The Birds of Bow Valley Provincial Park

We are away for the winter in Panama enjoying a warmer climate, as well as some spectacular birding, so this month’s post takes us back to one of our favourite summertime destinations in Alberta! Psssst!  Wanna hear a little secret?  … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – November 2016

Someone Flipped The Winter Switch! Hello again!  It is most definitely winter up here in NW Ontario.  In the past 3 days, we’ve gone from heavy rain to heavy freezing rain (about a 1/2 inch worth!) and now to blowing … Continue reading

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Four Seasons in Four Weeks – Birding Calgary in Fall 2016

Birding this past month in the Calgary area has – due to a variety of weather patterns – presented a lot of opportunities to photograph many species under different conditions. A particular favorite of mine is the always striking Wood … Continue reading

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