Category Archives: Haida Gwaii Birds

Eclipse agitation, ducks dabbling and new culverts

August 25 2017 – The solar eclipse was wonderful. A foggy mist passed before the sun just in time to allow for a few photographs. In Delkatla a flock of Sandhill Cranes that had been feeding quietly in the grass … Continue reading

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April 21 2017 Action Central in the Wild

The sea is the great provider. Now the Shearwaters from Australia and New Zealand are out in Hecate Strait again in spite of the big seas this past week. Hundreds of them soar over the waves, black silhouettes against the … Continue reading

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April 14 2017 Spring Birds Return

Tree Swallows are back, twittering over the dunes. It’s been a week of new arrivals. Townsends Warblers sing faintly in the trees, an Orange-crowned Warbler flits and dives into the underbrush and Rufous Hummingbirds appear island-wide. The big birds, Sandhill … Continue reading

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December 11 2015 – Salting the Highway; a death trap for birds

December 11 2015 – Large flocks of small birds swing over the fields then land and nibble on alder catkins. It might be one of those years when members of the finch family come down from the north and spend … Continue reading

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December 4 2015 – Of Doves and Hawks

December 4 2015 – There were no doves. Now there are lots of them. They come to feeders, get taken by hawks and one recently lost its tail completely, possibly from a hawk attack. The dove escaped and flew into … Continue reading

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November 28 2015 – Birds in the City

November 28 2015 – It was good flying weather. Vancouver was cool and sunny and a small flock of Bushtits flitted through the trees near the Vancouver Art Gallery. As we watched them a CBC reporter asked us what we … Continue reading

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November 20 2015; Minimum Viable Populations

 November 20, 2015 – The big chill is here. There’s usually a few frosty days at the end of November which drives many birds further south and they don’t return until spring. The Christmas Bird Count is coming up, an … Continue reading

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