VISITORS: Great Heron and Cattle Egret

    Just in from Nature New Brunswick. These are magnificent birds. If you have a chance to see them take it. Remember you binoculars! On my way back from Point Lepreau this morning (1 May, about 11 AM) , … Continue reading

VISITORS: Eurasian Widgeon reported at Saint’s Rest Marsh. Snow Goose at Keswick.

This past winter saw numerous unusual bird species arriving in New Brunswick and the trend is, apparently, continuing with this beautiful Eurasian species. Reporting to Nature NB, Gilbert Bouchard has identified “a Male EURASIAN WIDGEON – Canard Siffleur” in the … Continue reading

BEAUTIFUL DAYS: High temps and sunny … and lots of life about.

We it is certainly beautiful here on the shores of the Bay of Fundy near St. Andrews-by-the-seas. Working around the yard today and not really paying full attention. So far lots of plants poking out and dozens of gulls overhead … Continue reading

BIRDS: Two strange birds reported on the East Machias River.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Photo credit: Rick Leche) From the Maine Rare Bird Alert: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found in the Gaddis Pool on the East Machias River on the 22nd and continued on the 24th. And a really strange … Continue reading

WEATHER: Is this an early spring for the birds?

Well things are happening for sure with various reports from Birding NB and NatureNB identifying early-bird arrivals including: robins, osprey, turkey vultures that maybe never left, a red-winged blackbird near hillsborough, a kingfisher on Grand Manan, an Eastern Towee, singing … Continue reading

EARLY BIRDS: Huge flock of robins in Charlotte County

My daily email from NatureNB suggests robins are showing up around the Bay of Fundy. Yesterday (February 23, 2012) A large flock that I estimated at 30 or more flew over quite high along the new highway between St. Stephen … Continue reading

BIRDS: Painted Bunting on Grand Manan

This post is from February, 2009. Any strange and beautiful birds being seen this year around the Bay of Fundy? Send your pic and report. ****************** There has been a Painted Bunting on GM (Grand Manan)…am not sure if still … Continue reading

Wonderful Fundy Birds: Bohemian Waxwing

I awoke this morning to a beautiful white wonderland of white fluffy snow. Poking through this blanket of white lace, the red fruit of our Japanese crabs stood out in stark contrast … as did the dozen or so Bohemian … Continue reading

BIRDS: How to Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count

Common Poorwill, Allan Sander, CA, 2011 GBBC THE 2012 GBBC TAKES PLACE FEBRUARY 17 THROUGH FEBRUARY 20.  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of … Continue reading

THE WONDERFUL BAY OF FUNDY SHOREBIRDS

Each summer, for a 4-6 week period beginning in mid-July, 1-2.5 million shorebirds (up to 75% of the world’s population of the Semipalmated Sandpiper) congregate in waves at several key locations in the upper reaches of the bay. The Bay … Continue reading