Birdwatching Canada

A voice for the northern birds

It’s Spring!

It’s March in Canada. The Great-horned owls are nesting, the ravens are doing their courtship flights, and today I had the first robin of the year in my yard. What better day to start a Canada birdwatching blog?

There is actually very little information on the net about birdwatching in Canada. I want to rectify that. It is my hope that this blog will become an interactive voice for birds and birders in Canada.

The following item was posted to Alberta Bird a few weeks ago:

A Northern Hawk Owl was watched as it spent about 5 minutes repeatedly attacking fir cones at the top of its tree. When a cone failed to dislodge after a pecking from the bill, the bird would fly out then swoop down and grab the cone with its talons, and drop it off beyond the tree. After the last visible cone in the uppermost 10 feet of the tree had been felled, it settled in to its perch and began preening.

This item really livened up the list, with birders from all over trying to figure out this strange behaviour. Leave us a comment if you want to join the guessers!

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