Category Archives: Raptors

A fond farewell to Alberta’s Winter Birds

With only 28 days until the first day of Spring, and given the record snowfall and deep, bitter cold that has gripped us here in Alberta this year, I don’t think it’s really that premature of me to wish our … Continue reading

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Interview with Young Manitoba Birder Josiah

For my post this month, I’m interviewing young birder Josiah from Manitoba. Josiah writes at his blog Birds in Your Backyard. PB: Please tell me a little bit about yourself. Josiah: I’m 12 years old and live just out of Winnipeg, … Continue reading

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Birdy Literature

It’s getting to be winter birding season here in southern Ontario, which means the gulls are active, the ducks are looking resplendent, the owls are playing hard-to-get, solitary, vicious Northern Shrikes lurk in the tops of trees, Evening and Pine … Continue reading

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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

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Better late than never (I guess)…

Better late than never (I guess)… So, for the first time since I have been posting stories on this blog, I am a few hours late – technically, I published a day late in most of Canada, but it is … 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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History and Birds: Stanley Park (Vancouver, BC)

Vancouver’s Stanley Park is one of Canada’s important urban parks, not only because of its large size, but also because of the richness of the ecosystems it shelters. More specifically, it features an important, year-long bird population, particularly during the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Swainson’s BIF

Posted By Bob Lefebvre Last week I was in one of our large Calgary parks, and there was a pair of Swainson’s Hawks. There was a stiff wind from the south, so I was able to get pictures as they … Continue reading

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My GBBC – Plus 1 Minus 1

The Great Backyard Bird Count, which takes place annually in February, is a great way for people to get involved in the citizen science aspect of birding. I’m always keeping an eye on the birds in my yard anyway, so … Continue reading

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Good News For Birds of Prey

A new report by the Raptor Population Index (RPI) Project shows that the majority of the 26 species of migratory raptors across North America are either recovering or in stable condition. RPI is a cooperative partnership among four leading raptor and conservation … Continue reading

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