Category Archives: Bird Canada

Seven Steller’s Jays and a Hungry Hawk

By Sharon McInnes Gabriola Island, BC Since you’re reading this on BirdCanada, you’re probably already interested in birds. You might, like me, not only watch them but also go to some lengths to create a bird-friendly habitat in your back … Continue reading

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First day of Autumn

At the beginning of the month I ended up completing what was basically a Big Day. This wasn’t my original intention because all I really wanted to do was go to all my usual spots as much as possible before … Continue reading

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Birding the Alberta Grasslands – a photo essay

Living in Calgary in the south of Alberta, I have the great fortune to be able to spend the summer camping season in a number of very enjoyable, and very different, regions only a few short hours way: from the mountains to … Continue reading

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Early Autumn on the Prairies

While it’s still summer in Alberta, many areas in the province experienced snow yesterday (Monday). In our area, it snowed for just a short while, but then the melted away as the temperature reached a high of 5 degrees C. Here are … Continue reading

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What Hawk Is This? Or Is It a Hawk?

How are your raptor identification skills? These photos were taken in Calgary, AB in late August and those are all the clues you get. Can you identify this beautiful bird? Leave your best guess and reasons for it in the … Continue reading

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September Birds on PEI

September is generally a fine month for birding on PEI. Shorebirds are on the move and fortunately some of us were able to take advantage of a Shorebird ID Workshop and Field Trip hosted by Island Nature Trust and led … Continue reading

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A Visit from a Vulture

Recently a young Turkey Vulture (cathartes aura) has become a frequent visitor in the yard of a Gabriola Island couple. Not knowing the sex, they call it Vic the Vulture – for either Victor or Victoria. Vic usually comes around … Continue reading

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First post from New Brunswick! Carolina Wren

In my current stage of life, I am somewhere between a casual and avid birder. My wife and I have three boys under the age of four so I typically don’t drop everything to chase after a rare bird. Someday … Continue reading

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It’s still summer, but…

It’s still summer, so my post will be short once again, but I thought I could at least share a couple of Osprey pictures with you that illustrate a great success story here in British Columbia. Both of these photos … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Holidays – extended!

Apologies for 2 months in a row of very short posts, but I’m camping most weekends which has not left a lot of time to sift through all my images. The good news is I’ve taken quite a lot of new … Continue reading

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