Category Archives: Boreal Forest Birds

Yard Birds

One of the nice things about June is having a great variety of birds in and around the yard  here in the Ottawa Valley. Having a birthday in June is icing on the cake! These shots were all taken within … Continue reading

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Boreal Forest Biodiversity: Hudson & James Bay Lowlands

The Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited have released a 20 page bulletin entitled 10 Cool Canadian Biodiversity Hotspots. The report highlights ten locations throughout our boreal forest that provide more detail and insight into its special biodiversity and conservation … Continue reading

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Boreal Forest Biodiversity: Caribou House

The Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited have released a 20 page bulletin entitled 10 Cool Canadian Biodiversity Hotspots. The report highlights ten locations throughout our boreal forest that provide more detail and insight into its special biodiversity and conservation … Continue reading

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Boreal Biodiversity

The term “biodiversity” appears frequently in journals and popular media. In most cases, it is used to describe the number of species in a region. Scientists now realize that it also includes things like the intactness of the entire ecoysystem, … Continue reading

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Status of Boreal Plains Birds in Alberta

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has released its latest report on the state of biodiversity in Alberta. The Status of Landbirds in Alberta’s Boreal Plains Ecozone – Preliminary Assessment 2012, reports on the status of common bird species that are … Continue reading

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Lesser Slave Lake and the LSLBO

Guest post by Bob Lefebvre Next week is our annual family reunion/camping trip which we usually spend on Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta.  The campsite, at Lily Creek in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, is a beautiful spot in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Golden-crowned Warrior

Have you ever wondered why this bird is named after a minuscule little crown on the top of his head? Calgary birder and nature photographer Daniel Arndt can answer that question with these stunning photographs!  Sometimes you get a better look at … Continue reading

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Canadian Lakes Loon Survey: More than 30 Years of Volunteer Action

Common Loons have returned to Canadian lakes for another nesting season. Hundreds of volunteers for Bird Studies Canada’s Canadian Lakes Loon Survey are also returning to their lakes – to monitor Common Loons, and to educate lake users on loon … Continue reading

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Woodpeckers of the Boreal Forest

Posted by Janet Plante The variety within the different species of birds we see in our neck of the woods never ceases to amaze me. Take woodpeckers for instance. We regularly see Downys which is wonderful; however their larger cousins the … Continue reading

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Advanced Birding Techniques – Finding the Northern Pygmy-Owl

Guest post by Bob Lefebvre The Northern Pygmy-Owl is an elusive creature that can be very difficult for a birder to find.  For starters, it is very small, about the size of a pop can.  But there is no deposit … Continue reading

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