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Wild West Coast Birding!

In mid-August we boarded a sailboat, the Ocean Light II, for a one-week trip off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.  This was a plunge into a remote and wild area of the Pacific Ocean, primarily to photograph marine mammals, but the … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air

On the day before Valentine’s Day, GROWLS (Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society) held a wonderful event in celebration of Bald Eagles. Aptly-named Love is in the Air: An Eagle Affair, the day included a tour of eagle nests and a … Continue reading

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Caution: Birder on Board

As my first contribution to this blog, I think a good place to start is to tell you a bit about where I bird…the Ottawa Valley, and anywhere else I happen to be. Why I bird…it’s become a way of … Continue reading

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A Predator Moment

Spring is slooowly returning to southern Alberta, and with it the reappearance of my main nemesis bird. If one more person tells me “oh, Eurasian wigeons are everywhere’… The first duck reports of the year came in last week.  There … Continue reading

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Counting Raptors

Raptors, or birds of prey, are among the most popular species for bird watchers. For the ‘hawk watchers’, it’s a joy to read the reports of returning raptors each spring. Across North America, there are many hawkwatch sites set up, … Continue reading

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