BLUE EARED PHEASANTS! Continue reading BIRDS: A Russian Beauty!
J.D. Irving fined $60,000, pleads guilty to destroying heron nests. Originally published Monday, 9:48 PM 2008 AT CBC News (Original deleted at CBC) Forestry giant J.D. Irving Ltd. was fined $60,000 after pleading guilty Monday to destroying a blue heron … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Irving Fined for Destroying Heron Nests
The following is an older story. However, the winter of 2019-2020 is equally hard on these and related seabirds. They cannot take off from land, so be sure to contact your local animal rescue group for help. Editor EASTHAM– Wild … Continue reading CREATURES: Blown off-course, dovekies find helping hands
The Great Auk Collection Continue reading EXTINCTION: The Great Auk – Gone but not forgotten.
Viewing from the top of Greenlaw Mountain Kennebecasis Naturalist Society Colin Pyette and I drove to Charlotte County to try our luck as observers for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. From Sussex it’s a approximately an hour and 50 minute … Continue reading EXPLORE NEW BRUNSWICK: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB
The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America Though the continent has 3 billion fewer birds than it did in 1970, those losses are hard to glean because it’s the commonest species that have been hit hardest. ED YONG SEP 19, … Continue reading North America Lost a Quarter of Its Birds in 50 Years – The Atlantic
It’s hard to beat PEI for birds and other wildlife. If you haven’t explored this amazing place yet, put it on your bucket list! Here’s a few discoveries from yesterday 9/3/2019. Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Birds and More on Prince Edward Island
Have you noticed that swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills are missing from our sky? Shane Fowler · Reporter · CBC NewsMarch 14, 2018 A new recently published study looking at the diets of some bird species over the last century found … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?
Great Auks, drawn by John James Audubon in Birds of America. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH/PUBLIC DOMAIN On December 20, 1792, the whaling ship Asia was making its way through the Desolation Islands, in the Indian Ocean, when the crew decided to stop … Continue reading What’s A Woggin? A Bird, a Word, and a Linguistic Mystery | Atlas Obscura
A collection of seabird images from contributors and public domain sources. Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North A More at: BIRDS: Bay of Fundy Seabirds … Continue reading BIRDS: Bay of Fundy Seabird Images
From a post on one of the sites I follow …Pigeon Guillemots – My little muses. Click through for more great photos and dialogue. These little guys are from out west. We have guillemots here too … one of my … Continue reading Pigeon Guillemots – Cousins from Out West
Larus philadelphia (Ord) These beautiful little gulls are distinguished by their slaty black hood contrasting with white plumage and a back and wings of pearly gray. The bill is black and the legs and feet orange-red. They are common everywhere … Continue reading Whale Neighbours – Bonaparte’s Gull
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus On April 22, 2008, Joyce Morrell of Campobello sent around a photo of a single drake at Head Harbour Light House. This reminded me of a very short story about one of the most beautiful of the … Continue reading BIRDS: Can the beautiful Harlequin Duck stall development in the Bay of Fundy?
Everyone loves the Puffin. With its unique, colorful beak and contrasting body colors, it can only be called “cute”. In flight it resembles a stubby cigar with inadequate wings. Nevertheless, the Atlantic Puffin is a successful Bay of Fundy seabird … Continue reading Whale Neighbours – The Fabulous Puffin
Black Guillemot The unobtrusive little Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is one of my favourite marine birds from the Bay of Fundy area. I first encountered them up close in 1960 when I was doing research on Outer Wood Island … Continue reading Whale Neighbours – Black Guillemot
NB Nature Digest posts suggests some Dovekie (Little Auk) have shown up in the Bay of Fundy. Only about 20 cm long this tiny little bird often confuses locals and visitors alike. Has anyone seen this fascinating little bird? Here’s … Continue reading Little Auk or Dovekie in Bay of Fundy?