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There are many differences between the birds of tropical and subtropical regions, and those of more temperate places like B.C.
Once again, Marie and I have retreated to south Texas for the winter. In addition to the warm weather and good golf, there are the birds.
Short-eared Owls breed in grassland or marshy areas, something we have very little of.
The Christmas Bird Count is a project of the National Audubon Society in the U.S. and is coordinated in Canada by Bird Studies Canada.
Last Friday morning, November 2, I saw two swans on the lake at Burton but they were too far away from me to identify.
While in Oregon recently, I went on a boat trip to look for seabirds, a large group of birds that is unfamiliar to most people.
There is a family of birds found throughout the world that is not well known to most casual observers. They are the swifts.
For the last 18 years I have been systematically monitoring the Osprey nests between Nakusp and Fauquier.
As the name suggests, these birds spend most of their time at the water’s edge either feeding in the shallow water or on the adjacent shore.
A couple of weeks ago, I was told about a family of owls living just on the north edge of Nakusp.
The Arrow Lakes Valley is normally quite poor for shorebirds and will never challenge Salmon Arm.
During the last couple of weeks, a large number of White-crowned Sparrows have been moving through Southern B.C.
Spring migration – I have been reminded recently just what an amazing spectacle this is!
Every year at this time many species of birds that flew south for the winter begin to return.
The Birds of Nakusp is brought to you from Costa Rica this week.
This winter continues to produce some unusual species.
In our region there were three counts: in Fauquier, Nakusp and New Denver. Here a few of the highlights.
Gary Davidson went for a walk around Nakusp last week and found a few surprises.
I saw a total of almost 450 species in twenty days in Peru. In 40 years of birding in Canada I have seen only 408!
In B.C. we have four regularly occurring species, in Peru alone they have over 120 species of hummingbirds.