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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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Spring Scouting at Frank Lake

As I’m sure it’s been made clear by now, I absolutely love Frank Lake. I do a trip down there at least once a month, and in the spring it’s a very productive major staging area for gulls, waterfowl, and … Continue reading

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Canada’s Shorebirds – Part 3, Calidrids and Turnstones

It was inevitable, but my shorebird stint (no pun intended) has come to an end, with this, the penultimate entry to the series. I’m going to break this down into four sections based somewhat on genetics, but also somewhat on … Continue reading

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Canada’s Shorebirds – Part 2, Suborder Scolopacii

In Part 1 of this series, we covered in some detail the Suborder Charadrii, which included such beauties as the American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, and the ever-present Killdeer. In that suborder, we went over the 11 endemic species in some … Continue reading

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Canada’s Shorebirds – Part 1, Suborder Charadrii

If there is one group of birds that serious birders have the most difficult time with, it’s shorebirds. Or gulls. Or flycatchers. Maybe I’ll do a post on the latter two groups some time, but those would require much better … Continue reading

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