Nature is awakening. The birds are singing. It is spring. I get a little buzz of pleasure each time I recognize a bird song that I have not heard in months. To hear the individual birds singing within the wonderful sounds of spring requires familiarity with...

Over the winter holidays I took a family vacation to our favourite spot, Samara Beach. It was our 4th time in Samara. It was an amazing trip with lots of time at the beach, birding and plenty of time to read and relax. I have...

Sign up for eight outings to identify birds in Sutton this spring. The outings are about 3 hours and are rain or shine. Bird identification walks with bilingual guide Jason Campbell Saturday May 4: 7am-10am: Sutton Curling Club parking – 26 Rue Pleasant Sunday May 12: 7am-10am: Sutton...

We had a pleasant hike this morning in the PENS trails on a very foggy morning. The fog made it more difficult to locate birds by sound, giving the impression that the sound was coming from all around! I want to thank everyone who participated...

It was a fine day at Huttopia.  A comfortable temperature with little wind and lots of birdsong.  As we approach summer it is harder to spot the birds that we hear.  I was pleased that we got a good view of the Blackburnian warbler which...

It was a rather cold morning. However we were four enthusiastic birders and we observed a total of 29 species in and around the Goyette-Hill park.  Canada Goose Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Mourning Dove American Bittern Pileated Woodpecker Alder Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird Warbling Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Blue Jay American Crow Common Raven Black-capped Chickadee Tree Swallow Gray...

We had a pleasant Saturday morning hike rewarded with the idyllic, lake spruce. On the way up to the lake we learned mnemonics to the songs of the black-eyed blue warbler, the ovenbird, the red eyed vireo and the black-throated green warbler. As we approached...

Our outing on Sunday evening included 3 kids - it is great to get the young ones excited about birds. I chose to stay in the village, checking for birds between the curling club and the train tracks on rue Pleasant/215  and on the bike...

The magnolia warbler was the star of our activity this Sunday morning at the Mont Pinacle. Some of our group who were beginning birders might have been overwhelmed by the number of warblers species that were present, but it really was a treat for me...

Another pleasant morning at Huttopia -  this is one of my favourite places in the area to go birding.  There were so many birds singing at once it was hard to concentrate! Hearing the Scarlet tanager was a highlight for me and seeing the Chestnut-sided...