Category Archives: Bird Canada

Changes

Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes! – David Bowie I have more than once caught myself humming David Bowie’s 1972 hit Changes over the past few weeks. Spring in southern Ontario is very much a season of changes – from … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – A Different View

Rob and I usually book two weeks’ vacation in May, and this year was no different. The big difference this year was that I was still recovering from a broken right foot, still in a boot-cast, and not allowed to … Continue reading

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Birding on the Carden Alvar

Sleeping in always sounds so good as I anticipate a day off… but there is one thing that will make me eagerly jump out of bed at the crack of dawn on a weekend morning: birds. On the gorgeous Saturday … Continue reading

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Curiosity

Although curiosity didn’t do much good for the proverbial cat, I have to confess it has always served me well, continually opening my world to delightful new discoveries. Most recently, this has come to include the joy of watching birds. … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – May 2017

Hello again and welcome to the May Long Weekend! Spring has been very slow in coming up here.  We had a brutal ice storm at the end of April, just when many migrants were arriving.  It didn’t get too cold … Continue reading

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Welcome back birds! – Spring birding in Calgary, 2017

2017 has flown by for me thus far. While I have been managing to get out and go birding, most of it has been outside of Canada – exploring some of the other wonderful avian species to be found in … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Spring Things

Hello! Welcome back to our Toronto backyard and slightly beyond. Spring is in full swing, migrating birds coming back to our region (or passing through, heading further north), and for some odd reason a winter species still remain here in … Continue reading

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Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard – April 2017

Happy Belated Easter to all! Spring is a very confusing season up here in Northern Ontario.  Temperatures can change by upwards of 30 degrees in 24 hours or less.  Last week is a good example of this.  On April 9th, … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Deck Birding

Living in Ontario, the first day of Spring is always welcomed to a birder, as it signifies that Spring Migration is just around the corner! But for me this year, the first day of Spring put my birding activities to … Continue reading

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Alison’s Fishing Birds

By Sharon McInnes When I first read Alison’s Fishing Birds, just published by Caitlin Press, my impulse was to co-opt children from the playground, gather them around, and read them the stories. But I didn’t, hoping instead that you will read … Continue reading

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