Profile of Bruce Mactavish

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  • 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 ...

  • Sunday shorebirding

    The 300 shorebirds present was a good number for this beach. The seed was planted. It grew overnight, enhanced by the news that my better-half ...

  • The autumn equinox and birds

    The autumn equinox marks the peak of fall migration for birds. Many of the warblers and other insect eaters have already departed for the south. ...

  • A little sandpiper creates big fuss

    They were looking at a Baird’s sandpiper, a rare but pretty well annual shorebird in Newfoundland. It was new for most of the five people looking ...

  • Fruits of a Labour weekend of birdwatching

    This is especially so during the autumn season when the rewards per time spent birding yield the highest return. The sunniest and most pleasant ...

  • The tale of one bird

    Southern warblers from the United States are now migrating to wintering grounds in the tropics. Sometimes young and inexperienced warblers get ...