Profile of Bruce Mactavish

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  • 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 ...

  • Drum roll, please

    The brown booby three weeks ago at Long Beach near Cape Race was a great Newfoundland rarity but it was seen by only three people. Other features ...

  • Empty-nest season

    The nesting season is all but finished. Young birds are everywhere learning the ropes of life, or not. Failing the test may mean failing life ...

  • A rare bird chase

    Instantly arrangements were made for a group trip in Ken’s car. It is a two-hour drive to Long Beach from St. John’s. There were only two hours ...

  • Babies and bald birds

    Blue jays were coming to the backyard for their daily peanuts as was normal, but now they had young blue jays in tow. The distinctive food ...