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Monday, April 3, 2017

Alison's Fishing Birds

Sometimes a book comes along that is so delightful you want the world to know! That was the case for me with Alison's Fishing Birds, written by the late Roderick Haig-Brown with gorgeous illustrations 
by Sheryl McDougald and linocuts by Jim Rimmer. 

I hope you'll take a moment to read my review on Bird Canada here

Friday, June 3, 2016

Backyard Birds & 4 Nasty Diseases

For a summary of four of the most common diseases backyard birds get - and how you can help prevent them - see my BirdCanada post here.

House Finch with conjunctivitis and Rufous Hummer.
Luckily, the bacteria does not affect hummers. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Coal Tankers in the Pacific Flyway?

A battle is raging here on Gabriola Island. Once again, it's big industry versus locals and the environment - one that includes a lot of birds that use the Pacific Flyway. I wrote about it here: BirdCanada

Photo by Kristin Miller.

Thank you to all the talented Gabriola photographers who contributed their photos!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Bald Eagles of Gabriola

My February BirdCanada article is about GROWLS' Eagle Monitoring Program - and Bald Eagles in general. It's chock full of amazing photos of Bald Eagle nests by talented and generous Gabriola photographers. Many many thanks!  

Family of Baldies near Whalebone. Photo by Bill McGann. 

Read it here > Love is in the Air

Friday, February 19, 2016

A Gabriola Christmas Bird Count Photo Display

Many many thanks to all the talented Gabriola photographers who contributed their wonderful photos to this post. To view, click here > BirdCanada

Fox Sparrow on a snow day 


Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Thing About Birds

For my final Bird Canada post of 2015 I got a little philosophical. 
Check it out here: Just what is it about birds?

The Gabriola Turkeys Christmas shopping at the new "mall" 

Happy 2106 everyone! What are your bird-related resolutions?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Steller's Jays vs the Humans

The Jays like the driftwood feeder where I "hide" their peanuts

One of the humans involved in the battle. Note the thinking cap. 

Here's the link to today's Bird Canada post.