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The past few weeks have been quite busy with respect to birds in the greater Vancouver area, but not simply because they are returning in droves. In order to draw more attention to the importance of birds, the City of … Continue reading
It’s Saturday. It’s 7:00 am. It’s pitch dark. And it’s -25C. It’s time for the Christmas Bird Count. I have been participating in the CBC for the past eight years, and it has become my winter ritual. It is my … Continue reading
Living on the edge of the Ottawa River has its ups and downs, both literally and figuratively. As the seasons change, the river levels change from tossing and turbulent to tranquil, and finally frozen. In autumn especially, I recognize what … Continue reading
Posted by Bob Lefebvre, Calgary For the past six years, I have participated in the Calgary May Species Count. The area I cover is about an hour’s drive SW of the city, in the Longview area. The territory is prairie … Continue reading
As promised in my two previous blogs for Bird Canada, here is the second instalment on Vancouver’s Stanley Park. This time around, I will focus mostly on the history and activities of the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES), especially with … Continue reading
Over the past few days, as I thought about what I’d write for this blog I mainly thought about Spring, and this seemingly everlasting Winter that is keeping us forever in its grip. I thought about the typical birds I … Continue reading
From February 17-20, take part in a free, family-friendly, educational activity that is loads of fun and supports bird conservation! Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), counting birds … Continue reading
Join Bird Studies Canada (BSC) for the second annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) to learn about the winter birds in your community in a fun, family-friendly event! The CBC4Kids includes a bird identification and binocular workshop to prepare … Continue reading
Have you ever been so astonished by a bird sighting that your brain shuts down? No synapses firing, just a blank white void where your bird identification skills should be? It’s most disconcerting, I can tell you. One blisteringly hot … Continue reading