Below I share sound clips of the flight calls of eastern shorebirds. All sound clips are available via xenocanto. A written description, taken from those described in the Sibley Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America, of the call will also be included. Continue reading Eastern Shorebird Flight Calls
Online field-birding webinars with Eastern Ontario Birding!
I am excited to unveil this new and exciting service; EOB’s online field-birding webinars! Over a series of webinars, I will provide field-birding insights, facilitate ID discussion of difficult bird groups such as shorebirds, overview where-and-when to see certain birds, optical equipment and birding techniques, and discuss birding site Q’s and recommendations. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in your field-birding knowledge. I encourage you to take notes and ask as many Q’s as possible during our time together. The length of each webinar will be approximately one hour. Please stay tuned for further details!
Please visit my Birding Webinars page for more details.
Tuesday, August 25: Today, we will enjoy peak fall songbird migration in Ottawa. Post-breeding dispersal will have taken place, meaning there will be an impressive scattering of bird varieties throughout, mingling with thousands of fall migrants from points further north. At this time of year, over 20 species of warblers can be observed in Ottawa. Peak warbler migration coincides with peak flycatcher, vireo, tanager and shorebird migration! This is a great time to get out and get birding in the National Capital Region.
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.
Washrooms: Washroom facilities will be available throughout the tour. I will schedule washroom breaks every 90 minutes.
Meet-up time and location: Meet at 7:30 AM along Cassels Street near the entrance to Mud Lake.
Duration: 4-4.5 hours.
Cost: $65.00 per person
Registration for this event is now closed.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. Continue reading How to reach me for identification help & general inquiries