Read, Set, Count!

The Stoney Creek Environment Committee began keeping official bird records in August of 1996. That important work continues to this day with data recorded on bird species, sex, age, nesting sites and behaviour. In 2014 our weekend birding group identified 36 bird...

So Which Sex is it?

It’s challenging, it’s exciting and it’s one of the fastest growing hobby in North America – its’ … it’s … bird watching! Our assignment, on this sunny 22nd day of November, is to distinguish between a male and female bushtit...

Location! Location! Location!

Saturday, September 6, 2014 – part 1 All around us dry crispy leaves are falling from the trees. We can actually hear them hitting one another as they lazily float down to the gravel pathway like snowflakes. It smells like fall – even though it is officially 17 days...

Seeing by Ear!

Look what I found a few days ago. It’s sort of coming apart. Does anyone know what kind of nest it might be? Spider webs and green and white lichen on the outside … moss and cottonwood seed on the inside … hummingbird nest? – or is it too big?...

If You go out in the Woods Today …

A flicker, two robins, one hummingbird, and then … a chorus of thin high pitched seee seee’s punctuate the hot evening air as small 7” (17 cm) birds criss-cross above our heads, like little bullets – wings folded down, close to their body. Could they be?...