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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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Summer Birding around Vermilion, Alberta

This post is a quick look at what birding looks like on the Canadian prairies in July. For more specifics, here is one of my recent eBird lists for July 2, 2014 . This Song Sparrow was singing at the Provincial … Continue reading

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Those Ravishing Red-winged Blackbirds

One of the most abundant and studied bird species in North America, blackbirds have captured the imagination of poets and musicians, from Shakespeare to Paul McCartney, for centuries. Maybe that’s because they maintain such an air of mystery – in … Continue reading

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DIY Animated Observation Maps Using eBird Data: Part I

In the last couple of years, eBird took two pretty important steps with their data: they began releasing animated occurrence maps for the conterminous U.S., and also opened the gates for  downloading data from the global database. In combination, these developments give … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: A Good Trill

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