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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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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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Moments of awe at Cabot Head

Spending every morning of the Spring outside looking for and listening to birds is not only a wonderful privilege, but it is also almost certainly a guaranteed recipe for uncovering wonderful surprises. In Spring, with all the excitement and rush

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The beginning of the end!

Between the heavy rain of last Sunday (May 20) to the heavy rain of this Thursday (May 25), birds took advantage of the good weather to continue their migration. There was a new suite of migrants showing up in the

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Peak warbler has happened!

The tropical push kept going on May 13 when migrant waves washed upon the shores of Georgian Bay at Cabot Head: it was another successful day of banding and observing. A total of 74 species were counted, including 18 species

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A gallery

From top left, clockwise: An adult male Scarlet Tanager; A young female Pileated Woodpecker; A “Gambell” White-crowned Sparrow (a sub-species from the West); an adult male Blackburnian Warbler. A few of the wonderful birds who come through and are “lucky”

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The Tropics have arrived!

What a difference a week makes! The horizon now shimmers with fresh green leaves, a tentative warmth seeps into our cold bones, a Tree Swallow pair has adopted the newly installed nest box. And colourful, tropical-looking birds are arriving in

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The many moods of Cabot Head!

Pictures: Stéphane Menu

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