The Plight of the Red Knot

The Plight of the Red Knot

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Features

Breeding in the Canadian Artic and wintering in Argentina and Chile, red knots undertake an epic migration journey of around 9,300 miles (15,000 km) twice every year. In order to complete the voyage successfully, red knots (Calidris canutus) require top quality food sources…

The Mississippi Flyway: An Essential Migration Route

December 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Features

Starting in central Canada and stretching to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Flyway is the name given to the route followed by birds migrating from their breeding grounds in North America to their wintering grounds in the south…

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival 2012

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Events

Taking place in one of the most biologically diverse and important birding areas in British Columbia, the very popular Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival offers a unique view of these majestic raptors …

Wings Over the Rockies

February 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Events

The 2011 theme for Wings Over the Rockies is “Celebrating Our Valley, Celebrating the People. As the 15th anniversary the event, it will be honoring nature and the people who created and continue to support the festival. The festival schedule includes about 70 educational events, such as field trips, presentation, river paddles and an art [...]

The Americas IBA Directory

May 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Features

The conservation of rare birdlife has been the focus of Birdlife International for many years. In 1995 they began a project by the name of IBA, or Important Bird Area Program, to pinpoint areas across the globe that are home to endangered species, identifying the various species and protecting those areas to assist in conserving vital birdlife. At present, more than ten thousand of these areas have been identified, and conservation and environmental initiatives have been implemented. Now a new program has been established, namely the Americas IBA Directory.

Birding at Algonquin Park in Ontario

February 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Features

The Algonquin Provincial Park was established in the year 1893 to protect the headwaters of the area’s five major rivers. The beauty and biodiversity of the park has inspired many books and paintings, and thousands of visitors are welcomed to the park each year. Located in one of the most picturesque areas of Ontario, Canada, the Algonquin Park offers tourists tranquility, beauty and a large variety of activities. One particularly popular activity in the park is bird watching.

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

February 9, 2009 by  
Filed under

The Eastern or American Goldfinch, Latin name Carduelis tristis, is a member of the finch, Fringillidae, family. It is a typical North American seed eating bird and so only starts nesting in mid to late summer, when weed seeds are available. Because they are late breeders the goldfinch stays in a flock for much longer [...]

Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina)

February 9, 2009 by  
Filed under

The Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) is a little songbird that is found in the boreal forests of Canada, as well as in the New England area. During the colder winter months, the Cape May Warbler will migrate to the West Indies. Being only 4.25 inches in size, the most preferred food of the warbler [...]

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

February 9, 2009 by  
Filed under

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is approximately 17 inches in length, with both sexes looking similar. They are predominantly white in color, with short, dull orange, pointed bills. In some rare instances, some adult birds might have deep red legs and bills, opposed to the dull yellow or orange that is generally found. Today, these [...]

Common Loon (Gavia immer)

February 9, 2009 by  
Filed under

The Common Loon (Gavia immer) is a bird belonging to the loon (diver) family that is widespread across the northern United States, Canada, Greenland and Alaska. There are even some smaller populations living in Iceland. Also known as the Great Northern Diver, the bird has a reclusive nature and tends to favour secluded lakes or [...]

Next Page »