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Boreal Owl

Boreal Owl, or Tegmalmn’s Owl to use the name applied in Europe, is a show stopper. So to get the chance to see a breeding site in Churchill northern Manitoba was a wee bit special. We drove out of town … Continue reading

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Hoist the ‘Maple Leaf’ over south Harris – the Canadain Arctic youngsters are here.

It has turned out to be the best year for North American shorebirds in Britain and Ireland ever. With gangs of Buff breasted Sandpipers on the wander in Ireland (23 being the peak flock) and talk of 36 Semi palmated … Continue reading

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Canadian Headbangers

Always good to see a pecker, but in Manitoba we managed Red headed, Hairy, Downy, Pileated, Three toed, Black backed, Northern Flicker and Yellow bellied Sapsucker. The forests echoed with them.

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The mental zone

Three weeks in and its time to get my head in order. It’s been full on, intense full on, 3am starts, 10.30pm to bed, sleep deprived, adrenalin-rush bird surveying. Whether it is the long drive, the ‘bush whacking’ in the … Continue reading

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Extinction imminent for Golden winged Warbler?

That is the prognoses for Golden winged Warbler unfortunately. Though the Manitoba population might be rising slightly the bigger picture is that the species is being bred out by the western Blue winged Warbler which is hybridising regularly and diluting … Continue reading

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