Monthly Archives: January 2015

Shorebirds and Pipits

Shorebirds and Pipits – Margo Hearne Shorebirds – Now you see them, now you don’t. Birds are like that, especially when the tides are changing. One moment the beach will be alive with feeding shorebirds, next moment they’re away into the … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts Hecate Strait and Tlell

Counts – the final frontier – Margo Hearne Hecate Strait – It was rock and roll most of the way across Hecate Strait on this, our final bird count of the season. There were lots of birds out there as … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count Greater Masset 2014

The Greater Massett Count Margo Hearne The day started with a flash of red – no not sunrise – but three Purple Finches feeding in red berries along the waterfront. Red birds like red berries. When Adrian Dorst did a … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts – Port Clements & Rose Spit 2014

The Penultimate Bird Counts 2014 Port Clements – A chill wind swept down the Kumdis Estuary but it didn’t rain. A bright pink dawn showed us fifty Black Turnstones feeding along the water’s edge and small rafts of ducks riding the … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count – Skidegate Inlet

Skidegate, Sandspit, Queen Charlotte,  CBC 2014 – M. Hearne The day started out wet and got wetter. Then the sun came out. Tiny grey Cassin’s Auklets (10) floated on the water, exhausted from the previous storms. Two Yellow-billed Loons flew … Continue reading

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