Tag Archives: common loon

Vermillion Lakes — Beyond the Iconic Landscape

  When most people think of Vermillion Lakes near Banff, an image of Mount Rundle (one of Banff’s most recognizable mountains), usually comes to mind.  But there is a hidden side to this magical place–a wild side that can be revealed … Continue reading

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Yard Birds

One of the nice things about June is having a great variety of birds in and around the yard  here in the Ottawa Valley. Having a birthday in June is icing on the cake! These shots were all taken within … Continue reading

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A Happy Owl and Canadian Art Legend

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder, (I’m very excited to be writing for Bird Canada and will try to make sure I have a post for each month. Thank you again, Pat, for asking me to write for your … Continue reading

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Canadian Lakes Loon Survey: More than 30 Years of Volunteer Action

Common Loons have returned to Canadian lakes for another nesting season. Hundreds of volunteers for Bird Studies Canada’s Canadian Lakes Loon Survey are also returning to their lakes – to monitor Common Loons, and to educate lake users on loon … Continue reading

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Canada's Day – Canada's Bird

Can you name Canada’s National Bird? You may get a clue from our coins! Our national bird is the Common Loon, which also explains our loonies and toonies that the world loves to laugh about. And before you ask, no … Continue reading

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Calling All Loon Watchers

Bird Studies Canada is looking for your help. Anyone who has listened to their wild call echoing across a tranquil northern lake can appreciate how the Common Loon has become a much-loved wilderness symbol. The loon has a special place … Continue reading

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