Category Archives: Winter Birding in Canada

Winter Birds of New Brunswick

Basically all the typical New Brunswick winter birds have arrived in the past few weeks even though winter hasn’t really made up its mind yet. There isn’t much for snow and still a decent amount of open water along the … Continue reading

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An Owly day on the Prairies

Late last year I was contacted by some folks who would be visiting the Calgary area in early March in search, primarily, of Snowy Owls. As my third ever outing as a professional guide, I went all out on researching … Continue reading

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Flight: A Photo Essay

Today’s post will focus on one thing most birds can do rather well: Fly! And as anyone who is a bird photographer can tell you, it can be rather difficult to capture flying birds, even with a good autofocus DSLR. … Continue reading

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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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Birds seen on my way to work: A photo essay

Presumably, many of Bird Canada’s readers take public transportation to get to work. One of the advantages of this mode of transportation is that you get to look around at your environment as you are travelling (you can do this … Continue reading

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A Western Bird Comes East

Winter birding offers some of the most unexpected surprises. It also requires a bit of madness on the part of those birding, but that’s a different story. Yesterday my alarm rang in near blizzard conditions. I looked out the window, … Continue reading

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Christmas Birding in the Comox Valley

For the second time in four years, I spent Christmas of 2013 on Vancouver Island, and had some good opportunities to do some bird photography while I was there. The Comox valley is situated on Vancouver Island’s east side, on … 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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Christmas Bird Counts in Alberta

This past weekend (December 14 and 15), I participated in two back-to-back Christmas Bird Counts in the Calgary area. On Saturday, December 14, I drove out to Canmore before sunrise to cover an area near Quarry Lake for the second … Continue reading

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Birding Controversies: Wilson’s Snipe and Others

This month, I will amplify a blog that I posted a few days ago on my personal website. This time around, I was hoping to talk to you about the Christmas Bird Count I did in North Vancouver on Sunday, … Continue reading

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