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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Christmas Bird Count highlights

Thank you to the Gabriola photographers who contributed to my BirdCanada photo essay highlighting some of the bird species seen during the 2014 Christmas Bird Count on Gabriola.

Here are just a few of the featured birds - to whet your appetite ...

Fox Sparrow in winter. No, there was no snow on December 28 on Gabriola.
In fact, it's January 31 and the bulbs are up!
Photo by Sharon McInnes

Great Blue Heron.
Photo by Sharon McInnes

Male Barrow's Goldeneye.
Photo by Douglas Green.

Male Mallard.
Photo by Iain Alexander

To see the whole post, please go to:

For details on the actual numbers of species and individuals that made the count, check out the Nanaimo/Gabriola Birding FaceBook page - or email me at