Category Archives: Bird Canada

Vermillion Lakes — Beyond the Iconic Landscape

  When most people think of Vermillion Lakes near Banff, an image of Mount Rundle (one of Banff’s most recognizable mountains), usually comes to mind.  But there is a hidden side to this magical place–a wild side that can be revealed … Continue reading

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Birds & Tailings Ponds – a deadly combination

Imagine you’re a bird in flight, high in the sky, heading from your wintering grounds in South America to the Boreal Forest, along with a dozen other birds. You make the journey every year because that forest is your breeding … Continue reading

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Notes From a NW Ontario Backyard – October 2016

Hello again! I sure hope everyone has been enjoying this wonderful autumn season.  I dearly love autumn …. I just wish it would last a little longer.  Like spring, it seems to be gone in a flash.  Our tree colors … Continue reading

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Shorebirds of southern Alberta – Fall 2016

This August I had a very enjoyable week of camping with my family out on the prairie lakes and east of Calgary, during which I was able to photograph a number of migrant shorebirds as they passed southward through southern … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Autumn… There Go the Birds

Thanksgiving weekend in Canada is just about a thing of the past, and now so is fall migration for 2016. The last couple weeks the birds have been passing through southern Ontario, heading on their journey south. It’s a treat … Continue reading

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Siege at Spruce Meadows!

  When one thinks about the rolling foothills around Spruce Meadows just southwest of Calgary, Alberta, thoughts of tranquility, beautiful horses, aspen forests, and lovely sunsets usually come to mind.     We moved out to an acreage a few minutes … Continue reading

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Billions of Birds, Thousands of Islands … & Extinction

Islands and birds. An island full of birds. Birds in flight over a tropical island. Lovely images, right? But there’s more to it than meets the eye. I count myself incredibly lucky to live on an island, Gabriola Island, in … Continue reading

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Fall Songbird Migration in Southern Alberta

Ah, August…. for me this used to just mean the end of camping season is around the corner and that is NOT a good feeling! These days however, I now know August means the southward (fall) migration of many bird … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Hot In The City

“Hot” is the only way to describe August, much like the whole summer of 2016 here in Toronto, Ontario.  Just trying to keep cool and deal with it is what most of us are doing.  While it has been rather … Continue reading

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Wild West Coast Birding!

In mid-August we boarded a sailboat, the Ocean Light II, for a one-week trip off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.  This was a plunge into a remote and wild area of the Pacific Ocean, primarily to photograph marine mammals, but the … Continue reading

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