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  • The bald eagles of Signal Hill

    Normally we would not advertise the nest site of a bird of prey for fear of disturbance from too many human visitors. But this eagle nest is just ...

  • A mix of spring and winter birds

    Many thousands of common eiders spend the winter around the island of Newfoundland. They nest along the Labrador coast and farther north into the ...

  • Surprising sightings

    A week ago it was seeing the first spiffy ring-billed gull of spring that was the thrill. A week later there are over 100 ring-billed gulls in ...

  • New arrivals for spring

    The greatest sign that winter is coming to an end is the arrival of new spring birds. One of the first new spring arrivals in the St. John’s area ...

  • Paradise found

    It is easy to combine the two at most any holiday resort in Costa Rica. It was our second trip there and already we want to go back for more. The ...

  • Birds reveal signs of spring

    We all know every kind of snowstorm is possible and likely to happen in March, but the days are getting noticeably longer and sunny days are ...

  • Birds reveal signs of spring

    We all know every kind of snowstorm is possible and likely to happen in March, but the days are getting noticeably longer and sunny days are ...

  • Glorious winter eiders

    Eiders are an extremely durable duck, able to withstand heavy winter seas and cold winds. The drakes are strikingly attractive in their canvas ...

  • Two birds dressed in black

    Most of you are also aware there is another black bird similar to a crow called a raven. But when is a crow a crow and not a raven? This question ...

  • When luck is with you

    Last Saturday was one of those days. It was the first nice day on a weekend in some time. The company was good, with Ken Knowles at the wheel of ...