Category Archives: Bird Identification

What, if Anything, is a Hoary Redpoll?

Posted by Bob Lefebvre, Calgary The last two winters have seen huge irruptions of redpolls into the Calgary area, and across much of southern Canada and the northern continental US. This doesn’t happen every year, and it has been difficult … Continue reading

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Taxidermy for Birders: Birding the Canadian Museum of Nature

Hello everyone and welcome to my inaugural post for the Bird Canada blog!  My name is David Pugh and I’m a birder from Calgary, Alberta who writes a blog named, with shocking originality, “A Calgary Birder”.  If you would like … Continue reading

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Awaiting Spring and Come What May

It’s been  a long winter in the Ottawa Valley, and to help hurry it along, I think about the pleasures that lie ahead, with a trip to one of the greatest birding spots in eastern North America. This post was … Continue reading

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The Great Horned Owls of Sikome Lake

Everyone loves owls. Their big eyes, large size, and charismatic facial expressions can make even a non-birder sit up and take notice, and many birders have had their start with some incredible experience or other either chasing, discovering, or simply … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

  One of the great joys of birding is that it is such a hopeful experience. Wondering what you might see, hoping to catch a lifer, something unusual, or out of the ordinary. I first realized this on a beautiful, … Continue reading

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A Snowy Pair

Recently, my husband and I had occasion to take a prairie drive to a small town south east of Calgary. Having taken this route many times, the camera and binos were on my lap, ready for any snowy owls we … Continue reading

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Tagging Trumpeters

It is January 12th and photographer’s Ann Brokelman, Donna Hayes and myself are finishing up a day of birding and bird photography at  LaSalle Park in Burlington, Ontario. Approximately 200 trumpeter swans migrate here from locations such as the Wye … Continue reading

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Crossbill Extravaganza!

Calgary photographer Tim Hopwood has joined the ranks of Bird Canada authors, and I asked him for a short introduction to go with these stunning photos of both red and white-winged crossbills. Watch for more of Tim’s photos in the … Continue reading

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Greetings from Toronto!

Dear Birders, I’m thrilled to be part of the BirdCanada.com community! I’m an amateur birder from Toronto and will be guest-posting on the 26th of every month. In addition to my posts on this website, you can also read my … Continue reading

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Hello dear readers… glad to be on board!

I am so pleased to have joined the Bird Canada‘s multi-authored blog that I have decided to use a post I first published on my own site a few days ago to see if all works well. I hope you will … Continue reading

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