Profile of Bruce Mactavish

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  • Fishing with the birds

    I was aching to correct a rookie mistake of installing an uncharged battery into my camera thinking it was freshly charged. I wanted a second ...

  • Ultra-rare bird spotted over Newfoundland

    Due to a compounding series of events Ken Knowles and I were driving through Portugal Cove South on the southern Avalon Peninsula at 1 p.m. on a ...

  • The summer sandpiper

    More than 40 species of sandpipers and related shorebirds have been recorded in the province. They come in various shapes and sizes. Many of ...

  • The Sea Swallows of summer

    It is simple sharp pik-pik call notes or a drawn out keee-yar. It is the sounds of terns. You welcome their calls when they first come back in ...

  • The Sea Swallows of summer

    It is simple sharp pik-pik call notes or a drawn out keee-yar. It is the sounds of terns. You welcome their calls when they first come back in ...

  • Hummingbirds and Catbirds in Newfoundland

    This is a subject of conversation among gardeners and keepers of the backyard. Some people swear by it because they have seen one with their own ...

  • Bruce Mactavish: Captivated in the Codroy Valley

    This year, I saw birders visiting from St. John’s, Glovertown and Corner Brook. By early June most of the woodland birds have returned to the ...

  • Bruce Mactavish: Cold weather wonders

    We were brought back to our senses the following weekend. During a four-day period from May 26-29, temperatures did not reach double digits. The ...

  • Bruce Mactavish on birding: The pretty grouse

    In Labrador, spruce grouse is widespread occurring across the land like its name sake, the spruce tree. Ruffed grouse is localized in the birch ...

  • Bruce Mactavish: Iconic signs of late spring

    A lot changes in a month during the spring. Many new birds had arrived back to the island during my absence. Not long after sunrise, we made our ...