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May 22, 2013–Julia Zarankin
Eastern towhee © Larsek c/o Shutterstock
I knew that the time would come when I’d have to commit to learning bird songs in earnest. I’ve toyed with the idea before, even laughed that yes, I was ...
May 13, 2013–Julia Zarankin
Audubon's warbler © Michael J Thompson, Audubon
Sometimes I worry about what it’s going to feel like to see the first warbler of the season. Will it be as exciting as last year? Will the colors be ...
April 3, 2013–Julia Zarankin
Seagulls, Leslie Street Spit © Dave Pijuan-Nomura
One of the things I love most about birding is that it has given me the chance to rediscover Ontario. I’ve lived in the province for a large chunk of ...
March 19, 2013–Julia Zarankin
Tundra swans and red-winged blackbirds © Noah Cole
I never imagined that I could happily spend six hours in a car on a Saturday in search of migrating tundra swans. Among birders, there’s a palpable excitement that comes ...
January 7, 2013–Julia Zarankin
The night before my very first birding trip, I was nervous. Not only was I entirely new to birds and the natural world, I didn’t even know how to use ...