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Hues of Pink

Down here in Texas I was recently watching a very vibrant Roseate Spoonbill feeding and I couldn’t help but admire its gorgeous pink plumage. I asked a question that many have asked before and that I’m sure some of you … Continue reading

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What, if Anything, is a Hoary Redpoll?

Posted by Bob Lefebvre, Calgary The last two winters have seen huge irruptions of redpolls into the Calgary area, and across much of southern Canada and the northern continental US. This doesn’t happen every year, and it has been difficult … Continue reading

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Feel it in the air

As I sit here writing this in Houston, at the end of March, you can definitely feel spring in the air. While the weather hasn’t quite accepted the fact that spring is here, the birds definitely have and you only … Continue reading

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A look into longevity…

You know that Chickadee you see in your yard, the one that can be counted on to come calling at your feeders, even on a day when the only activity outside in the frigid cold is that of falling snow? … Continue reading

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Marten Mountain: Bears and Life Birds

Posted by Bob Lefebvre – Calgary, Alberta Last summer I posted here about Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta as a birding destination. There are always lots of good birds there, and during our trip in July 2012 I got … Continue reading

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An ever growing flock

Well, here we are, another introduction and another member joining this ever-growing flock that is Bird Canada. I feel that the best way to start writing on a blog is an introduction, so here it is! My name is Matthew … Continue reading

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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

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Lesser Slave Lake and the LSLBO

Guest post by Bob Lefebvre Next week is our annual family reunion/camping trip which we usually spend on Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta.  The campsite, at Lily Creek in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, is a beautiful spot in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Golden-crowned Warrior

Have you ever wondered why this bird is named after a minuscule little crown on the top of his head? Calgary birder and nature photographer Daniel Arndt can answer that question with these stunning photographs!  Sometimes you get a better look at … Continue reading

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2012 Sage Grouse Population Survey

Every spring anxious eyes turn towards the sage-grouse mating grounds (known as “leks”) of southern Alberta to see whether or not Canada’s sage-grouse made it through the winter. This year’s spring population counts observed only 13 males at Alberta leks, … Continue reading

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