Profile of Bruce Mactavish

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  • Celebrity spotted at Lumsden

    The previous weekend was all about the Sabine’s gull at St. Vincent’s. This weekend’s rarity was from Europe. It was a member of the thrush ...

  • Stranger at St. Vincent’s

    On Sunday, I planned a photo session with the purple sandpiper flock that spends the winter at the tip of Cape Spear. I got there early in the ...

  • Naming names

    It is a pleasure to help folks put a name on the unfamiliar bird they saw at their bird feeder or in the woods by the cabin. Sending me a picture ...

  • Lured by seabirds

    Typically they are organized professional tour companies, but at other times it is people with the bravery to tackle a winter Avalon Peninsula ...

  • The state of the season

    The total of 57 species tallied was near the average for the last 10 years. It was a lacklustre count for rarity surprises with a duo of ...

  • The results are in

    A sunny day, with temperatures around the freezing mark and light winds, was a blessing that rarely coincides with Boxing Day. A total of 78 ...

  • Top 10 rarities of 2015

    When you have a growing number of dedicated birdwatchers and an ever more efficient communication system, more and more truly rare birds are ...

  • Up for the count

    The Christmas Bird Count is an annual event organized by the National Audubon Society taking place at hundreds of centres across Canada and the ...

  • 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. ...