New artwork for for your wall! – “BIRDS – A beautiful Mandarin Drake” – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/birds-a-beautiful-mandarin-drake-art-mackay.html… Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Mandarin Drake
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 off … Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Black Guillemot
BLUE EARED PHEASANTS! The blue eared pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum) is a large, up to 96 cm (38 in) long, dark blue-grey pheasant with velvet black crown, red facial feathers appearing as bare skin, yellow iris, long white ear coverts behind the eyes, and crimson legs. Its tail … Continue reading BIRDS: A Russian Beauty!
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Updated June 2022 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE FILES AT TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ART PRODUCTS AT FINE ART AMERICA Continue reading EXTINCTION: The Great Auk – Gone but not forgotten.
This article was written 20 years ago. During that time right whales have moved northward and the presence of Phalaropes has been “up and down” according to the few reports we have received. Is anyone aware of recent studies? ******************************************************** … Continue reading The Phalarope is Fundy’s “canary” … is it dead or dying.
Exploring the coast this summer?Don’t miss these fascinating little marine birds…living on a cliff near you!!Source: THE BLACK GUILLEMOT’S WORLD – RESOURCE FILES – Payhip Continue reading THE BLACK GUILLEMOT’S WORLD – RESOURCE FILES @ PayHip
The Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia. Follow the link to read all about this exciting bird. Continue reading BIRDS – Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia
Looking for some great bird art for your wall, gift cards and maybe a tee shit!! Some great choices here at Fine Art America. https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/art-mackay Check it out!! Continue reading ART – BIRDS OF A FEATHER – AT FINE ART AMERICA
These little guys are from out west. We have guillemots here too … one of my favorite birds in fact. Pigmots. That is what we call them. We the folks that have come to know them on a personal level. They … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Pigeon Guillemots – Cousins from Out West 2016
The following is an older story. However, the winter of 2021-22 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
Only about 20 cm long this tiny little bird often confuses locals and visitors alike. Has anyone seen this fascinating little bird? Reports online indicate Dovekies (Little Auk) have been showning up on land along our coast … driven in … Continue reading BIRDS: Dovekies blown ashore will Die unless we help
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 ISSUES – North America Lost a Quarter of Its Birds in Just 50 Years
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 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? I grew up on the St. Croix River and well remember the swallows swooping down and feeding on the insects emerging along the river above the … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?
Source: Kittiwakes Nesting Painting by Art MacKay Continue reading ART – Kittiwakes Nesting
A collection of seabird images from contributors to the blog “I Love Quoddy Wild” and public domain sources. Compiled by Art MacKay, December 2016 Can you identify these birds? No? Check Cornell Universities guide here. Continue reading SEABIRDS – 40 good reasons to protect our Atlantic coast!
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
Another trip today to find more birds. It may seem late, but more than a half dozen Great Blue Herons at Savage Harbour! Continue reading EXPLORE PEI – Birds at Savage Harbour – 10/11/21
THE VISUALS THE STORY CONCERNS: The health of the oceans depends on a complex food web which ultimate depends on the sun providing energy for photosynthesis by tiny plants called phytoplankton which, in turn, serve as food for equally tiny … Continue reading EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES – KRILL – A vital ocean forage species.
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?