Category Archives: Birding

The Birds of April

Birding in April was a bit of a bust. Putting almost no effort into the endeavour, I was rewarded accordingly and identified only two new birds, the Golden-crowned Sparrow and the White-crowned Sparrow. I actually spotted three others while walking … Continue reading

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The Birds (and Bees) of March

Happy Spring! Below is my bird list for March. It contains fewer additions than I’d hoped for, but there are a couple of new birds and I was finally able to get a decent look at the hawks too. Early … Continue reading

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The Birds of February

Here is my February bird list. The birds in italics are new to my master list. Anna’s Hummingbird American Robin American Wigeon* Bald Eagle Black-capped Chickadee Bushtit* Canada Goose Dark-eyed Junco European Starling Glaucous-winged Gull Great Blue Heron House Finch … Continue reading

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Blackie Spit

My wife and I took the dog for a short walk about Blackie Spit last weekend. Somehow we managed to time it just right and were able to stay dry despite the variable weather. It’s changed quite a bit since … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

This weekend will be the first time I’ve participated in The Great Backyard Bird Count. All one has to do is spend at least 15 minutes of one of the days counting birds. However, one can do more if one … Continue reading

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January 2011 Birds

This is a list of the birds I spotted in January. The ones marked with an asterisk are new additions to my master list. I hoped to get out more this month and visit a few spots where I’ve seen … Continue reading

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My meagre list of birds …

Over the holidays, I purchased the iBird Explorer PRO app for my iPhone and have been having a lot of fun with it. One of its many features allows the user to keep a list of favourite birds, which I’m … Continue reading

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