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March 16, 2023–Kirsten Lavine
American bittern © Kurayaba CC BY-SA 2.0
After a long winter, the arrival of the spring bird migration is a spectacle for the senses, while heralding warmer days to come. Between February and June, millions of North ...
September 15, 2022–Guest blogger
For Youth Initiative X Ontario Nature Birdwatching Hike
Ontario Nature and For Youth Initiative hosted two hikes on May 7 and July 9 at Cedarvale Ravine in Toronto for youth in the Oakwood-Vaughan and York-South Weston communities. This ...
July 26, 2022–Zachary Pothier
As we continue to grapple with COVID-19, we are also faced with an outbreak of H5N1, a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza among the North American bird population. Birders ...
June 23, 2022–Kristen Setala
Wakimi Lake, Wabakimi Provincial Park © Kristen Setala
It’s late spring in northern Ontario. I am sitting on a beautiful peninsula, listening to the ethereal song of the Swainson’s thrush, and watching the sunrise over a quiet, peaceful ...
May 26, 2021–Maya Davidson
Red-headed woodpecker © Ken Gibson CC BY-SA 2.0
Any birder who’s seen one, will tell you about the excitement of spotting a red-headed woodpecker. With a striking crimson head and a loud, harsh call, this unmistakable woodpecker takes ...