Birds

Where To Photograph Tropical Birds In Canada? At Niagara Falls’ Bird Kingdom!

Niagara Falls' Bird Kingdom Aviary – According to their website , Bird Kingdom is the World's largest, indoor, free flying Aviary. It is home to nearly 80 tropical species, and hosts almost 400 birds. Over the years, I've visited the aviary twice, always during winter. While some consider the entrance a little bit pricey, for [...]

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Where To Photograph Sharp-Shinned Hawks? At Holiday Beach Conservation Area!

Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada – Few locations in the world allow people to closely experience and photograph birds in migration. A photo location such as the Holiday Beach Conservation Area allows for amazing photo opportunities of great variety of bird species, from raptors to songbirds to waterfowl. Plan to visit the area in [...]

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Where To Photograph Eastern Kingbirds? At RBG’s Hendrie Valley!

Royal Botanical Gardens' Hendrie Valley, Ontario, Canada: Jump on one of the valley's accessible trails and you have a good chance to observe a large variety of birds, including friendly chickadees eating right from your hand, animated blue jays, composed northern cardinals, and many woodpeckers that will just keep doing what they do best – [...]

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Where To Photograph Red-Headed Woodpeckers? At Point Pelee!

Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada – A photographer's best chance at finding this bird in Ontario is probably during spring migration, in birding hot spots such as Point Pelee and Rondeau Provincial Park. Red-Headed Woodpeckers are similar in size to the familiar Blue Jay and are easily distinguished by its tri-coloured pattern: red, white, [...]

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Where to Photograph Sandhill Cranes? On Manitoulin Island!

MANITOULIN ISLAND, Ontario, Canada – An important migratory staging ground for birds. My preferred time to visit is during fall migration, anytime between mid-September to beginning of October, when you can easily observe hundreds of Sandhill Cranes. The cranes stop to feed and rest during the crossing of the Great Lakes, so they are relatively [...]

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Where To Photograph Birds? At Point Pelee!

POINT PELEE, Ontario, Canada – The best location in Ontario to photograph, film and enjoy a variety of wildlife and birds. I have never returned disappointed from Point Pelee. While you can visit all-year round, my preferred time of the year is during spring, to witness the amazing songbird spring migration. See below the photograph [...]

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The Lady Amherst Pheasant (Female)

Glamour and Glitz with the Star of the Day
Photographed and filmed during spring time in the most important bird migration spot in Canada – the Point Pelee National Park.
Feedback From Our Readers: The Ring-Necked Pheasant is a Lady Amherst Pheasant
Dan pointed us in the right direction in identifying this bird as a Lady Amherst Pheasant [...]

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Violence at the Bird Feeder

A photographic representation of the male house sparrow’s social rank and his aggressiveness towards females and youngsters.

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American Goldfinch And Plumage Variations

This little fellow decided to make a stop on one of my light stands in the garden. It is either a female or male in non-breeding plumage. It looks to me more like a female, although it's hard to identify from the distance as wintering plumage for male and female goldfinches is rather similar.
That day [...]

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Java Sparrow Love: When it’s too much of a good thing

It started innocently enough; they were just looking down at something. I don’t remember what it was. Then the serious snuggling began. It’s hard to differentiate sexes of java sparrows but I like to think the male simply wanted some affection. So he worked hard at trying to get her attention. Scroll down slowly to [...]

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