Yearly Archives: 2017

It is Fall! Is it confusing?!

On September 22 this year, we will celebrate the Fall Equinox. It is the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator from North to South and the length of day and night is nearly equal. It typically marks the

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A burst of warblers!

Even if Summer temperatures have once again installed themselves over the Bruce Peninsula, birds are saying otherwise, continuing their slow exodus to warmer climes. In the last week, we were able to open nets every day, with only one day,

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Belted Kingfisher!

Here’s the kingfisher captured a few days ago: nice hairdo!

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New arrivals from the Boreal and beyond…

Imperceptibly, but inexorably, the season is slipping into Fall, with a slow change in leaf colour in the poison ivy and some shrubs, with a cooling of the night, and, with the arrival of new birds coming across Georgian Bay,

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The many moods of Cabot Head

Back by popular demand! This is our every day view from the station, ever changing, ever different… Whispers of fog: Rolling clouds: Storm brewing: Approaching darkness: The golden dawn:  

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Pictures

The newly fledged American Redstart: For comparison, a Hatch-Year American Redstart (after the juvenile moult): And the First-of-Fall Wilson’s Warbler:

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The slow pace of August…

Two weeks of fall monitoring have now passed, but fall is not here yet and migration is far from being in full swing. There have been a few mornings with some visible movements, involving small numbers of mostly warblers, but,

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Fall migration monitoring has begun!

It is once again time to unfurl nets and catch unaware migrants as they make their way South to their wintering grounds! Yes, it is still summer, do not be scared by the “Fall” in “Fall migration monitoring”. It should

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BPBO Annual Open House

Date:  TBA… in early September From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  

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Spring is over! Happy summer, everyone!

On Saturday, June 10th, we opened the nets for one last time this Spring. In the regular six hours, we banded only seven birds, a clear sign that migration has come to an end once again. Nonetheless, it was interesting

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