Category Archives: Nature News

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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The Trans Mountain Pipeline & a Billion Birds

Here on the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, more Trouble (with a capital T) is brewing for the birds – in the form of the Trans Mountain (TM) Pipeline expansion, owned by Kinder Morgan. (You might be familiar with this … Continue reading

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Finding Wilderness in Toronto

I marvel how much I learn from birds. I do not exaggerate when I say that they have taught me how to see, how to pay attention to detail, and how to appreciate the unexpected finds even when the sought … Continue reading

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Nature News #38

Bird News Lead-shot pellets continue to poison swans along the BC/Washington border Research paper calls for major geese cull on Vancouver Island Turkey vulture rescued in Labrador Visit by northern hawk owl brings Christmas cheer to BC birders Delta, BC … Continue reading

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Nature News #37

Bird News Montana proposes to relocate sage grouse to Alberta ‘Super-toxic’ rat poisons killing BC’s rare barn owls and other wildlife Rescued eagle euthanized Mammal News Wolverines are stuck in an ecological catch-22 Arctic hybrids not a good sign, warn … Continue reading

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Nature News #36

Bird News Little birds produce big results Phur phlies in Philadelphia over Canadian eagle nest GPS reveals sage grouse wisdom and migration corridors Mammal News Elk grazing near highway spark worry Decisive killer whale court win offers hope for at-risk … Continue reading

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Nature News #35

Bird News White-headed woodpecker in grave danger of disappearing from Canada Wild birds serve as ‘canary in the coal mine’ N.B. beach, breeding area for endangered plovers, now a protected area Mammal News Some great pictures from the remote cameras … Continue reading

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Nature News #34

Bird News Calgary-based company fined $125K for oil spill that killed 300 birds Injured rare bird beats the odds in Calgary Piping plover populations in Nova Scotia halved Rare swans make Quebec mine home African frog could help save Canadian bird … Continue reading

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Nature News #33

Bird News Kitchener, ON bakery fined $60,000 for depositing oil harmful to migratory birds Despite conservation season, snow goose numbers continue to grow BC birders flock to see first-ever sighting in BC interior of a little blue heron Rare white-winged … Continue reading

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Nature News #32

Bird News Deformed birds appearing in Alaska, northwest, and Canada at record-breaking rate Windpower company develops North American bird and bat scheme Sage grouse on path to extinction in Alberta Roadkilled bird is oldest bald eagle ever documented in wild … Continue reading

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