Category Archives: Birdwatching Events

Winter Birds of New Brunswick

Basically all the typical New Brunswick winter birds have arrived in the past few weeks even though winter hasn’t really made up its mind yet. There isn’t much for snow and still a decent amount of open water along the … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Bird Competition and Bird Week

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

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Christmas Bird Count

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

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Living on the Edge

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

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Birding the Foothills

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

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Stanley Park Ecology Society and Birds…

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

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I’d Rather Be Birding. Seriously.

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

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The Backyard Bird Count Is Coming!

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

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Christmas Bird Count For Kids

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

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Wednesday Wings: Ferruginous Five

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

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