Profile of Bruce Mactavish

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  • Birds on the move in late autumn

    Weather has been quite wet and mild, but the land needed the rain since there has not been that much since spring. The majority of songbirds that ...

  • Storm chasing, birdwatcher style

    Hurricanes have the capability of carrying sub-tropical seabirds along with them and dumping them off in places much farther north than they ...

  • A feather in your hat

    One of the positive qualities of birdwatching are the feelings of exhilaration, bliss, accomplishment, excitement and comradeship that come when ...

  • Reasons to go birding in October

    Most of the purely insect-eating birds of summer, such as the warblers, have already departed the province for warmer locales. Some are already ...

  • The state of the season

    You do not have to go far from home to get your finger back on the pulse of the migration. On a beautiful sunny Sunday I did something that is ...

  • The thrill of a warbler

    Circumstances worked out different this year and I found myself free for some Avalon birding this month. Making up for lost time, I spent last ...

  • The white-winged crow revealed

    It is known that a small percentage of American crows have white in the wings. American crow is the official name of the everyday crow seen ...

  • Fall warblers not so hard to peg

    In real life, with a little experience, the fall warblers are not that difficult to identify — if you can get a look at them. Warblers are small ...

  • Birdwatching in Nunavut

    I have been to the Arctic a few times and have a rapidly growing appetite to see more. The Arctic is a huge area. There is so much to learn about ...

  • Birds spice up the day

    One person’s rarity might be another’s common bird. It is all about circumstance. Take the common grackle, for example. This bird is so common on ...