Category Archives: Grasslands Birds

Canada’s Shrikes, a tale of two seasons

Many North American birders and photographers fawn over the majesty and beauty of birds of prey. From the soaring raptors and eagles, to the swooping and diving falcons, to the deft and agile accipiters, and of course the ever popular … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Conservation, Grasslands Birds, Songbirds | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Bird Canada, Birding Trips, Canadian Birds, Grasslands Birds, Owls, Raptors, Shorebirds | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Don’t Touch That Baby Bird!

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder The other week, I had a question from one of my readers asking what to do with a baby American Robin his family had found and what to feed it. At once I … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Behaviour, Bird Canada, Bird Conservation Canada, Canadian Birds, Conservation, Grasslands Birds, Songbirds | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Birding Trips, Canadian Birds, Grasslands Birds, Nature Photography, Waterfowl | Leave a comment

Sharp-tailed Dancers

Outstanding video from the Alberta Conservation Association! The sharp-tailed grouse is a native game bird that makes its home in the prairies, parklands and forest openings of Alberta. For much of the year the sharp-tailed grouse is a quiet, well-camouflaged … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Behaviour, Bird Canada, Grasslands Birds | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What is Digiscoping?

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder Now that Spring is underway through most of Canada, there are more birds to see, especially with the help of our cameras and scopes. If you have a camera — or even an … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Behaviour, Bird Canada, Bird Identification, Grasslands Birds, Nature Photography, Songbirds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1.7 Million Acres of Prairie Grassland Under Threat

In April of 2012 the federal government announced it was divesting itself of 2.3 million acres of PFRA community pastures, 1.78 million of which are located in Saskatchewan. The control for these pastures has now reverted back to the prairie … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Grasslands Birds | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Showcase: Short-eared Owl With Dinner

Calgary photographer Rob English takes outstanding bird photos, and has been kind enough to allow us to showcase them on Bird Canada.   

Posted in Bird Canada, Grasslands Birds, Nature Photography, Owls | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Grassland Birds In Saskatchewan Need Help

After more than 75 years of managing fragile grasslands as productive rangelands for livestock grazing, the federal government announced in the spring of 2012 that it was transferring control of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) pastures back to the … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Canada, Conservation, Grasslands Birds | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Canada’s Grassland Birds Face Declining Populations

Guest Post by Ted Cheskey,  Nature Canada Manager of Bird Conservation The Greater Sage-grouse is on the brink of extinction in Canada. This iconic prairie bird, known for its spectacular mating dance, will likely vanish if emergency measures are not put in … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Conservation Canada, Grasslands Birds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment