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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 ...
April 27, 2020–Mark Stabb
Making the most of the COVID-19 lockdown has meant finally doing some of those “If I only had the time” tasks. Photo sorting and scanning is one of those things ...
March 26, 2014–Julia Zarankin
Red-winged blackbird © Shutterstock, BG Smith
Spring has, technically, arrived in Ontario, though below-freezing temperatures would suggest otherwise. Nevertheless, robins and cardinals are singing, killdeer are flying overhead, and the red-winged blackbirds’ unmistakable trilling song has ...
February 12, 2014–Julia Zarankin
Long-tailed duck © Missy Mandel
When I started birdwatching, I had no idea that it was a year-round sport. Although winter birding lacks the tremendous variety of spring birding – with its flashes of multi-colored ...
July 29, 2013–Julia Zarankin
When I think “bird-watching paradise,” Ontario isn’t exactly what comes to mind. I think more along the lines of Ecuador, Madagascar, Panama, Indonesia, South Africa or Texas. Perhaps I fantasize about ...