By late-September/early-October, temperatures generally drop quite a bit overnight and do not rise again until mid to late morning. For early morning birding, look for edge habitat that is sunlit; these areas are warmer, drier, and usually, have plenty of insect activity. Continue reading The Sunlit Edge
Below are Line Graphs illustrating the frequency of observations of various species of waterfowl here in the Ottawa Valley. I selected the following counties to be included in the analysis: Ottawa, Leeds & Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, and Prescott & Russell. The study years are from 2010 to 2018. Enjoy!
Using eBird’s Explore Data — Bar Charts function, I created a variety of graphs, some highlighting frequency of observations, derived from the percentage of birder’s observations of a particular species / all checklists during a specific time frame, and others highlight the total number of individuals tallied during a particular timeframe. Continue reading Guide to Fall Arrivals in Eastern Ontario
Philadelphia and Warbling Vireos can be quite similar in appearance. This identification challenge is not necessarily straightforward, most esp. when dealing with these two species flitting about in green, leafy vegetation on a sunny day! Continue reading Philadelphia vs. Warbling Vireo
A reminder that it’s a good idea to book your hotel rooms early, such as during the summer months, to avoid disappointment 🙂
Looking forward to birding with you this Fall!
Many of my clients are excellent photographers, and I’d like to showcase their work. I will now be featuring their photography on my website, posting their photos as my header photos. See below for a run-down of the past header photos! Continue reading EOB’s Featured Header Photos
I will start by saying that I absolutely love birding. Perhaps what I love most about it is that there is no ceiling to the limit of knowledge one can acquire throughout one’s lifetime. I will forever be a student of bird identification, and this mindset keeps me wide open to receiving feedback; Continue reading Shorebirds in breeding plumage: an Achilles heel!?
Using eBird’s Explore Data — Bar Charts, I created graphs highlighting each species’ frequency of observations. eBird describes “Frequency” as the percentage of checklists that report a species within a specified date range and region. It is the most common way of displaying the eBird data and provides a good idea of relative occurrence and seasonal timing. Continue reading Bird Nerd’s Guide to Spring Arrivals in Eastern Ontario
As winter makes way for spring, our minds begin to ponder the wonderful birding days soon to come! Here’s a rough guide as to when some of our favourite bird species arrive back to eastern Ontario, and how to maximize your birding opportunities when they arrive! Continue reading Guide to Spring Arrivals in Eastern Ontario
If you’ve been out for a walk in the woods lately, you may have heard woodpeckers drumming. We have just entered the main drum period for many species, which typically occurs between February and June. Continue reading Eastern Ontario Woodpecker Drums