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  • Sparrows in the snow

    My first stop was in Mobile. The flat, calm cove contained a couple of peaceful-looking common loons. Loons living in the water probably could ...

  • Winter watching

    Other people may be new at it, perhaps in the experimental stages of seeing just what kinds of birds will be attracted by your seed offerings. ...

  • Lingering birds of November

    Most of the birds in the province now know what lies ahead and are prepared. They are equipped with the knowledge and capability to survive the ...

  • Schieffelin’s shape-shifters

    Birdwatchers and non-birdwatchers alike generally consider the starling a pest. It makes itself a nuisance at the bird feeder, gobbling down the ...

  • When the wind blows

    Newfoundland sits right under the path of the jet stream that railroads the major weather systems across North America and spins them off over ...

  • The redpolls are coming

    Tadoussac Bird Observatory is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River about 200 kilometres downstream from Quebec City. The St. ...

  • A very special visitor

    The west end of Virginia Lake, accessible from the Grand Concourse trail, is a location often checked by birders for interesting ducks and other ...

  • All-you-can-eat spruce cones

    The cones started out as green nuggets hard as bullets in June. Over the summer they grew larger and turned purple. The cones became an earthy ...

  • New arrivals for fall

    The Thanksgiving weekend marks a turning point in the fall where temperatures begin to drop and the colour of the leaves takes a serious turn ...

  • Change in the wind

    Those bird species unable to cope with the cold weather have it built into their system that there is a place on this planet Earth where they can ...