Category Archives: Birds

Volunteer to survey Whip-poor-wills this spring

This spring, by the light of the full moon, volunteers will be taking to the backroads of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Ramara, and Carden to survey for Whip-poor-will and Common nighthawk. Now recruiting!

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Have you heard any of these species?

If you have heard or observed any Whip poor will, Nighthawk, or Western chorus frogs in our region, particularly Simcoe County, we would like to know the location.

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Notes From The Field – Winter 2018

Read the Winter edition of Notes from the Field.

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Bird lessons- are we taking note?

The Orioles have long left, and we haven’t see a Hummingbird for well over a week. Obviously they have all left for good reason. 

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Birds in Hurricanes – Effects come close to home

Let’s hope hurricane season is behind us for this year.  It has been an appalling one for millions of people living in Florida, the Caribbean and U.S. along the Gulf of Mexico. 

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How birds keep cool in summer heat

During one of the very few really hot days we had this summer, a lady asked me how birds keep cool during those conditions.
They have a number of methods of beating the heat.

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Featured Bird: Cuckoos (Not Just on Clocks!)

I also was delighted by the farm houses, because in those days, most had a cuckoo clock.? I was also thrilled, with a little help, to pull the long chains which wound up the clock mechanisms. Little did I know that there was a real bird called a Cuckoo!

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Something to chirp about on Parliament Hill

Gray Jay or Canada Jay by David A. Homer

Of all the bird species in North America, sixteen species have American in their name. There are only two species with Canada in their name.

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Featured Bird: Northern Flickers

We are blessed by Woodpeckers! Worldwide, there are 210 different species, but in Ontario we only have 9 of them.

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Over 150 species counted during Carden Challenge

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All together the eleven teams counted over 200 species – birds, butterflies, mammals and more. With their efforts, and your kindness, $19,200 has been raised to date, with more funds coming in daily to support our conservation efforts of the Carden Alvar!

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