Category Archives: Birdwatching Events

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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A Migratory Sit

Last Saturday was International Migratory Bird day, so a few of us decided to mark the occasion with a Big Sit at the local bird sanctuary. For those of you not familiar with this concept, bird watchers sit in a … Continue reading

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The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count – A Huge Success!

The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count was a huge success; nearly 92,000 checklists were submitted in North America. Canadians submitted a record 7462 checklists and counted 647,402 individuals of 243 species. These numbers are well above those from 2010, when … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count Is Coming

During February 18 to 21, take part in a family-friendly, educational activity that is loads of fun, supports bird conservation, and is free! Each year tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count … Continue reading

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Winter Birding in Canada

Bird watchers thrive on challenge. Every time we go out to look for birds, we face a monumental challenge, and we love every minute of it. We bird in all weather conditions, and generally glory in tales of getting stuck … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts

In 1900, to oppose the so-called “side-hunt” wherein groups of hunters competed to see who could shoot the most wildlife on Boxing Day, American ornithologist Frank Chapman asked North Americans to head out on Christmas Day, to count the birds … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Festival in BC

The highly-anticipated Fraser River Valley Bald Eagle Festival occurs annually over the third weekend of November (21-22) and works with 15 individual sites to offer a wide variety of activities and adventures from Mission to Chilliwack. The area hosts North … Continue reading

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Sit Birding

I am definitely a fan of sit birding. You find a nice birdy location – say the edge of a marsh or along a riverbank – and then (here’s where it gets technical) you sit. As in down. Get comfy. … Continue reading

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Wings Over The Rockies

If you’re up for a great week of birdwatching, you should hop on over to Invermere, British Columbia this coming week. From May 4th to 10th, 2009, the 13th Annual Wings Over The Rockies Bird Festival is taking place. Over … Continue reading

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Nest Watchers Needed

Do you have any feathered friends nesting in your yard? If so, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology would like to hear from you. They have established a Nest Watch program to help gather breeding bird information across the North American … Continue reading

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