Bird

Year of the Bird Series: December – Northern Flicker

Year of the Bird Series: December – Northern Flicker Article by: Chris Harris, Environmental Physiology Technician at the University of Windsor As a birder whose enthusiasm has often exceeded his competency, I have always loved species that could be unambiguously identified and sexed both in the hand and field. Between the distinctive call, hefty size, …

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Year of the Bird Series: October – Northern Saw-whet Owl – “Nocturnal Nomadic Gnome”

Article by Mike Furber One could hardly imagine a more endearing predator: diminutive, fierce, stealthy, tenacious, and resilient, this smallest of eastern North American owls is rarely observed accept in the winter or during migration at owl banding stations. Indeed, Saw-whet Owls were thought to be much less common until owl banding throughout North America …

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Year of the Bird Series: May – Cape May Warbler

Editor’s Note: 100+ bird organizations declared 2018 the “Year of the Bird” as it is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s ratification. Many are pledging to do 1 thing per month to help birds. As Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a bird banding station in collaboration with the Haldimand Bird Observatory, we are featuring one …

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Year of the Bird Series: April – Tree Swallow

Editor’s Note: 100+ bird organizations declared 2018 the “Year of the Bird” as it is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s ratification. Many are pledging to do 1 thing per month to help birds. As Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a bird banding station in collaboration with the Haldimand Bird Observatory, we are featuring one …

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