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Birds Of South Padre Island, Texas

April 14, 2018

The birds of South Padre Island, Texas are numerous and spectacular. and so different than the birds we get here on the west coast of Canada. Well… not entirely different as there are a few species that travel through our neighbourhood on their way too and from the nesting grounds. Birds like the American coot, black-bellied […]

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Fencing Hummingbirds

January 25, 2018

If you’ve never seen fencing hummingbirds you’re missing out! It’s that time of year… at least for the Anna’s hummingbird. Nests and babies have been spotted in previous years in late February. So the other day, I hung out fluff and wool and bits of string for the birds to use in their nests. I’m usually […]

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Pileated Woodpecker And An American Dipper

December 21, 2017

The other day I headed down to Goldstream Park and saw two birds that I rarely see a Pileated Woodpecker and an American Dipper. I had specifically gone to see the dipper as at this time of year after the salmon spawn they are usually quite visible as they eat the eggs. In the past, […]

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Day 11 – Tombstone to Willcox, AZ

November 17, 2017

Tombstone to Willcox, AZ is one of the greatest birding areas in southeastern Arizona. Of course, that is only my opinion. Lots of hawks, ducks, and sandhill cranes dot the countryside as well as numerous passerines that winter here. After visiting the town of Tombstone for a look see we headed out and turned left on […]

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Day 10 – Nogales to Tombstone, AZ

November 16, 2017

Today we went from Nogales to Tombstone, AZ and it was a 2-B day. Great Birthday and Good Birding. After breakfast, we drove to Patagonia Lake State Park. This is a place that we go to every time we are in Arizona as it is so pretty and the lake is full of birds. Perfect spot […]

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Glaucous-Winged Gull Eating A Starfish

October 18, 2017

Yesterday while I was enjoying a walk down Whiffin Spit I stumbled across a Glaucous-winged gull eating a starfish. I had been scouring the parking lot and nearby area just to see if the Lark sparrow was still there, but either its flown away or was somewhere I couldn’t see. Thought I might just continue […]

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Red-breasted Sapsucker – An Unexpected Visitor

September 30, 2017

Unexpectedly a Red-breasted Sapsucker arrived in the yard today. Not just one sapsucker, but two of them. In the past, I have sometimes seen them in the cedar trees here, but they are usually quite high up and you can hear them more than see them. I was just coming in the house and heard a […]

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No Horns On The Horned Lark

September 23, 2017

Well… actually the Horned Lark did have horns, he just wasn’t sharing them on that day. Instead, he was just quietly going about his or her business. It all started with the Lark Sparrow. I met Cathy at Whiffin Spit to see if it could be found again. As mentioned in my last post, we […]

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Lark Sparrow… All Eyes On Deck

September 21, 2017

Yesterday I found an unusual bird in the shape of a Lark Sparrow. I went to Whiffin Spit which is one of my favourite haunts in the non-summer months. Summer has a tendency to bring out everyone and their dogs wanting to enjoy the beach and the birding suffers. Whiffin Spit was once a place […]

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Marbled Godwit – Rare For This Area

September 20, 2017

Finding a marbled godwit is rare sighting for this area. Which means it occurs most years but usually few records per year. One may go for years and never see one and only hear the rumours of one being around. I had to go into Lanford yesterday, so I did a roundabout route and stopped […]

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