Sightings of note: January 14 to 20

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (1) – Reported Jan 20, 2018 14:00 by Alexandra Israel – Lang Area, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42106339 – Media: 1 Photo – Comments: “Alerted by mobbing chickadees. Only general location given.”               Gray Jay (Northern) (Perisoreus Read more…

Counting birds at Christmas

The annual Christmas Bird Count reveals the ups and downs of bird populations – and always some surprises. Between mid-December and early January, birders in more than 2,500 localities across North, Central and South America take a break from the holiday festivities to spend a day outside, identifying and counting Read more…

“This guy is demented!”

Did you, as a kid, see Hitchcock’s “The Birds”? We our having a “Birds” experience ourselves. The Ruffed Grouse at the cottage that began following us (and our dog, Toby) around last summer has turned nasty! A day or so ago, he started by fluttering at Toby’s head from point Read more…

Counting birds at Christmas

Between mid-December and early January, birders in over 2000 localities across North, Central and South America took a break from the holiday festivities to spend a day outside, identifying and counting birds. Dating all the way back to 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running Citizen Science Read more…