Attracting and Supporting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Attracting and Supporting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Not to sound the alarms BUT there have already been multiple sightings of some early to town Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. They are abundant in Southern Ontario throughout the summer months and we could not be more excited to welcome them back. Of course, we all want the chance to observe them! Today…

Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks to Your Yard

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks to Your Yard

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Spring is officially here, and the migrants are returning - some very early, I might add, with reports of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Ontario already! Of the three species, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are generally the first to arrive on the scene, land…

Spring Arrivals, April Edition: Your Timeline for Returning Species

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Spring Arrivals, April Edition: Your Timeline for Returning Species

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
We are finally here! It is spring and we are in the thick of migration. Each day, new species return to the region as others are on their way. This is a very exciting time of year for birders. Not only do we get to look forward to and witness many favourite species returning such as Ruby-throated H…

Nesting Material Dos and Don'ts

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Nesting Material Dos and Don'ts

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Spring is finally in the air! Birds are singing their hearts out, hoping that a special someone (or someones for some birds) will choose them as their partner for nesting season. A couple species of backyard birds like Mourning Doves and Northern Cardinals may have begun nest building already, and…

Red-Winged Blackbirds: The First Sign of Spring

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Red-Winged Blackbirds: The First Sign of Spring

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The first day of spring is only days away at this point (Yipee!!!) and the signs are certainly showing. Red-Winged Blackbirds are being spotted in the region, for many they represent spring as they are often the first migrant to return each year. During this time, male Red-Winged blackbirds will do…

Sharing Isn't Always Caring: Why Keeping Locations to Yourself is Okay

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Sharing Isn't Always Caring: Why Keeping Locations to Yourself is Okay

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Picture this: you're driving along a rural road, you spot a bird about 15ft up in a tree that you don't recognize. You pull over a distance away and have a look through your binoculars - to your surprise, it's a rare Northern Hawk Owl! Of course, the first thing you want to do is tell y…

Spring Tales: Migration at Night

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Spring Tales: Migration at Night

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
We have (finally) been experiencing some weather that indicates spring is on its way. Bird lovers rejoice! Although we will be sad to see some of our favourite winter visitors go, such as all the Common Redpolls and Snowy Owls, each year we wait in anticipation for so many others to migrate back to…

5 Interesting Facts About American Robins

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

5 Interesting Facts About American Robins

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
American Robins are on everyone's minds right now as a new season draws near, and we await the familiar song of these harbingers of spring to fill the air once again. In the meantime, let's learn some interesting facts about these humble thrushes (yep - thrushes)


1. Some stick around all y…

Living in Motion: How Birds Fly

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Living in Motion: How Birds Fly

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
I am surely not the only person who, when asked which superpower I most covet, answers "flying". Flying is only attainable for humans in aircraft but at one point or another, most of us have thought of how free it would feel to fly anywhere we want, it captures the human imagination. Perh…