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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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The Great Horned Owls of Sikome Lake

Everyone loves owls. Their big eyes, large size, and charismatic facial expressions can make even a non-birder sit up and take notice, and many birders have had their start with some incredible experience or other either chasing, discovering, or simply … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Busy Bitty Boreal

These little chickadees are one of the few birds living completely in the boreal forest. Having grown up in the forests northern Alberta, each time I see one of these wonderful little boreal chickadees it’s like a visit from a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Love That Corvid Alarm

I was making pumpkin walnut muffins yesterday when I looked out the window and discovered I had more than the usual number of big corvids out there. Four ravens and five black-billed magpies, to be exact, were quietly (?) perched on one … Continue reading

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