Friday, July 24:
What to pack: Please pack a cooler with your lunch, snacks and. Please also pack a mask, hand sanitizer/sanitizing wipes, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and a fold-up chair. Though optional, I recommend that participants wear their masks if we are a group of five.
Meet-up time and location:
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Spaces remaining: 4
Photo: Yellow-throated Vireo located at 2525–2599 Russett Dr, McNab/Braeside CA-ON 45.43879, -76.50505, Renfrew County. 29 June 2020.
When I first started my birding journey in February 2011, I found the mastering of the Art and Science of field birding to be an absolutely daunting task! Fast forward 9 years, and I am now a professional birding guide and a lot less worrisome and wary in the field, but I still show great interest, empathy and respect to those trying to extract the most out of this unique craft. Continue reading “Experts” make mistakes, too
Eastern Ontario Birders:
On May 19th, the province rolled out Phase 1 of its re-opening. After careful review, I am happy to announce my Phase 1 of re-opening, in the form of part-time private guiding services. I will be offering this service for a minimum of 2, and maximum of 3, clientele. Continue reading Available Services: Private Guiding
Moving forward, please email me your inquiries and identification quiuires. I receive birding notes, identification requests and inquiries by texts and also Facebook messages (to my personal, Jon Ruddy account; not my business one) and I find it confusing trying to keep track of things. Please help in keeping everything funnelled into my email@example.com inbox. Continue reading How to reach me for identification help & general inquiries
I am happy to announce that I have just opened my “virtual doors.” I will be getting to a backlog of emails, starting today. Thank you, everyone, for your support and I hope you’ve enjoyed your spring birding thus far! Continue reading Open for Business
Learning birdsong can be quite a challenge. For some, mnemonics work quite well, for example, the commonly-heard sweet-sweet-shredded wheat of a Yellow Warbler as it sings from a roadside thicket. For others (myself included) visualization is perhaps the essential element to learning each song and getting them glued to the memory bank. Continue reading “Looking” at Similar Songs
Below, I will attempt to highlight the differences between the trilling songsters most commonly encountered here in eastern Ontario! I hope you enjoy this segment 🙂 Continue reading Differentiating the Trilling Songsters