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  • Egrets, I've seen a few

    Groups of birders divide the circle into sections in which they birdwatch for the day.Each group records all the birds they see, including ...

  • Going up or down the tree trunk

    The chickadees and kinglets search for tiny dormant insect life or eggs cases of spiders tucked in the needles or among the branches of the fir ...

  • Here come the snowy owls

    However, it was without warning that two snowy owls appeared at Cape Spear and five were seen by Diane Burton at Cape Freels on Nov. 26. This is ...

  • The winter feeder outlook

    Birdfeeder watching is an addictive yet enriching activity. With the colder weather setting in the birds are more careful about lining up their ...

  • Rare birds, one after another

    White-eyed vireos are not usually as obliging as this one was. Just as the birders were coming down from that high, word came that Shawn ...

  • The inevitable signs of the season

    The wet but warm weather has delayed what is coming our way as sure as the days are getting shorter. Birds of the season are arriving on ...

  • Birds on the move in late autumn

    Weather has been quite wet and mild, but the land needed the rain since there has not been that much since spring. The majority of songbirds that ...

  • Storm chasing, birdwatcher style

    Hurricanes have the capability of carrying sub-tropical seabirds along with them and dumping them off in places much farther north than they ...

  • A feather in your hat

    One of the positive qualities of birdwatching are the feelings of exhilaration, bliss, accomplishment, excitement and comradeship that come when ...

  • Reasons to go birding in October

    Most of the purely insect-eating birds of summer, such as the warblers, have already departed the province for warmer locales. Some are already ...