Category Archives: Birding Trips

Tofield, Alberta, Snow Goose Chase 2014

One sign of Spring in the Edmonton, Alberta, area every year is the annual Snow Goose Chase, organized by the Edmonton Nature Club. This year, on the morning of April 26th, eight buses filled with inner-city and new immigrant families, … Continue reading

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An Owly day on the Prairies

Late last year I was contacted by some folks who would be visiting the Calgary area in early March in search, primarily, of Snowy Owls. As my third ever outing as a professional guide, I went all out on researching … Continue reading

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Owl Extravaganza

This winter has been one of the most brutal winters southern Ontario has seen in years. And in spite of that, it’s been my best birding winter by far. I’ve already managed to rack up five owl species, including the … Continue reading

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Memories of Summer in Southern Alberta

Back in early August, I was invited by Gus Yaki to go on a little excursion around south-eastern Alberta. Our ultimate goal was to join a Nature Calgary trip to the area around Manyberries in search of Alberta’s only lizard … Continue reading

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Bird Banding in Ontario

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder, This August and September, for four weeks, I was an intern at the Long Point Bird Observatory (LPBO) in Ontario, on Lake Erie, to help with fall migration monitoring. The Long Point Bird Observatory … Continue reading

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Pacific Pelagic Birding with Wild Research

Last Sunday, September 15, I took my first pelagic birding trip. The trip left port at Ucluelet, British Columbia, and is an annual trip organized as a fundraiser for Wild Research, based out of Vancouver. Traditionally, the trip heads out … Continue reading

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Siren Sounds

It’s inevitable. There comes a moment.  A  time of knowing. Spring yearnings that gave way to summer sensations now yield to autumn harvest and the Southern Siren sounds. It’s time to go. This is not just true for the birds … Continue reading

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Prairie Birding

While late July is typically known as a slower time for birding, the prairies always hold something of interest; whether it be southbound shorebirds heralding the end of summer or frantic parents raising young birds. Here are some of my … Continue reading

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The Ultimate West Coast Pelagic Tour

If you’re looking for the ultimate in pelagic birding tours in British Columbia, WildResearch’s annual pelagic trip out to La Pérouse Bank has to be on your “to do” list. At the end of the day, this 7 hour off … Continue reading

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

May long weekend camping has, as for so many families, become a tradition for us.  Living in a “two season” province, this annual ritual feels in many ways like the start of summer and it’s nicely timed for some spring … Continue reading

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