Great grey owl
Travel

Photographing a Great Grey Owl in Ottawa

In February 2017, we set out to find the Great Grey Owl in Ottawa, Ontario. This “Phantom of the North” was the subject of our vlog on the Bird Nerds YouTube Channel. This is the world’s largest Owl by length, and a truly stunning creature to behold in its natural habitat. In search of the Great Grey Owl Travelling to…

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Cape may warbler
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Bird Photography at Point Pelee National Park

We have not made a post on the blog in quite some time. In fact, we haven’t been doing much bird photography at all with such a scorching hot summer! With that being said, we had lots of time to recap our amazing trip to Point Pelee National Park back in May. The ultimate bird photography location Point Pelee National…

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Warblers at Point Pelee
Bird photography, Travel

Preparing for the 2016 Festival of Birds

The Best Place for Bird Watching in Ontario We have just over 2 days until we leave for our 4th year of travelling to Point Pelee National Park for the Festival of Birds (aka spring songbird migration). Point Pelee is recognized as a world-class birding destination that brings hundreds of species to the park’s grounds as one of the best…

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Bird photography, Migration, Ontario Birds

Photographing the Migrating Birds of Ontario

We couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of the migrating birds of Ontario. From colorful songbirds like the Yellow warbler to elusive waterfowl like the Blue-winged teal, Ontario enjoys a wide variety of amazing birds passing through during the spring. As amateur bird photography enthusiasts, our primary interest is to capture the natural behavior of these incredible animals. Because…

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Travel

Birding In the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Our trip to Mexico was a first for the two of us. Having only travelled as far south as Florida, we had no idea what to expect for our first all-inclusive vacation except that we wanted to devote a part of it to exploring off the resort and finding some birds. Before the trip Before we left, we both did…

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Bird Count

Our Big Year of Birding in 2015

We are far from completing a ‘Big Year’ in the sense that many birders undertake, traveling great distances to grow their North American list, however, it did have its own meaning for us this year. During the past calendar year, Trevor and I logged all our sightings on eBird for the first time, to determine our total number of species…

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Bird photography

Lifer – Pine Siskin

Back to Shorthills We ventured back out to Short Hills Provincial Park in hopes of capturing the vivid fall colours that are currently on display. Just in case there was an opportunity to shoot some wildlife – we brought our Canon 70D and 300mm f/4, as well as our landscape lens (17-40mm f/4 L) Short Hills Provincial Park Short Hills…

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Bird watching with Rudy at Short Hills Provincial Park

Colour, Colour Everywhere The beautiful fall colours have begun to decorate this special location in Niagara. On the holiday Monday of the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend, Ashley and I decided to take our Black Lab/Hound mix Rudy for a hike through Short Hills Provincial Park. The weather was incredible that day with clear blue skies and temperatures hovering around 17° Celsius…

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Bird Count

Tundra Peregrine Falcon Spotted at BOS Bird Count

Early Bird Gets the Worm The Buffalo Ornithological Society Bird Count was a fantastic experience for us. We had a small role in this survey, in charge of documenting the species seen in the Port Weller and Malcolmson Park areas of St. Catharines, Ontario. The day started off with a beautiful sunrise that seemed to last for an hour. We…

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