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Presqu’ile Provincial Park

My holidays are unsurprisingly bird-centred, and I’m at 66 species in 10 days.  Last week we visited Presqu’ile Provincial Park where we were swarmed by mosquitoes, and parts of the trail were underwater (we ended up soaked to our knees), … Continue reading

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Birding on the Carden Alvar

Sleeping in always sounds so good as I anticipate a day off… but there is one thing that will make me eagerly jump out of bed at the crack of dawn on a weekend morning: birds. On the gorgeous Saturday … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Swan

Duck, duck, swan! is the best way to describe my bird sightings in the month of March.  Early in the month, I spotted many goldeneyes and a gorgeous pair of “Hoodies” (Hooded Mergansers) along the rough and rushing Otonabee River.  … Continue reading

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The Birds this Tree has Held

I was thrilled a couple weeks ago by my first Red-bellied Woodpecker.  I spotted it back in the woods and, even as I was wishing it would come a little closer, it flew into the yard.  It landed in the … Continue reading

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T.O. BACKYARD – WINTER BLUES

It’s not very often that Rob and I go on a nature/birding walk with a target bird in mind. But on a grey, dreary Saturday in January we did just that, we went looking for Eastern Bluebirds. I still remember … Continue reading

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Birding in Southeastern Ontario

“Of late years there has been a great awakening of interest in the subject of natural history.  More and more people are beginning to realize the pleasure and profit that can be derived from observation of common natural objects.  In … Continue reading

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July Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard

Hello again! This is not the busiest time of the year in my yard but there are still a few visitors making an appearance lately.  It’s quite noisy in the yard these days, actually, because we are being overrun with … Continue reading

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On Seeing my First Dickcissel

Before I started birding, I couldn’t understand the appeal of chasing rarities. Even semi-rarities. What could possibly justify driving for close to two hours in search of a fleeting bird? I’ll admit that I’ve followed along many a time, joined … Continue reading

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Greetings from Toronto!

Dear Birders, I’m thrilled to be part of the BirdCanada.com community! I’m an amateur birder from Toronto and will be guest-posting on the 26th of every month. In addition to my posts on this website, you can also read my … Continue reading

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Piping Plover Guardians Needed

After a 30-year absence of breeding Piping Plovers, a pair successfully nested in Ontario in 2007, and four pairs of this endangered species nested in the province in 2008. Bird Studies Canada are pleased to announce that Piping Plovers are … Continue reading

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