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This time of year is perfect for alien avian visitors

This time of year is perfect for alien avian visitors

Migrating birds make for some rare sightings 
<b>The Messenger:</b> What can we do to stop the death of songbirds?

The Messenger: What can we do to stop the death of songbirds?

Farming and infrastructure are hurting the planet’s songbirds, but there are ways to help
Column: Birding on the Island and a lesson in torrential downpours

Column: Birding on the Island and a lesson in torrential downpours

Our resident bird expert, Chris Blomme, takes us on a trip to the Mississagi Lighthouse
A hot summer and a visit from the goldfinches

A hot summer and a visit from the goldfinches

The fall bird migration is beginning, so you might see some interesting sights – just look up
Column: July a great time for butterfly spotting

Column: July a great time for butterfly spotting

Monarchs, viceroys and the great spangled fritillary common in this area
<b>Keep an eye out and protect feathered families at this time of year</b>

Keep an eye out and protect feathered families at this time of year

Duck, duck, goose: Water fowl are out and about on roads and in parks
Swans, eagles and cranes: North Channel paradise for birdwatchers

Swans, eagles and cranes: North Channel paradise for birdwatchers

Spring brings back the birds
Column: The birds are telling us spring has arrived

Column: The birds are telling us spring has arrived

I was in the Coniston LCBO the other day and struck a conversation with a resident of that fine area.
The Big Winter Three and what you should feed them

The Big Winter Three and what you should feed them

The latter portion of February and early March can be turbulent times, particularly with the likes of the snow storm we just experienced. Feeders become particularly important.
Witness winter’s bohemian waxwing rhapsody

Witness winter’s bohemian waxwing rhapsody

I was sitting at lunch the other day when a prominent local astronomer mentioned he had seen a large flock of dark, almost black birds descend on a tree in front of someone’s yard in his neighbourhood.