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Occasional ramblings about my birding and other experiences with nature.

The Merlin and the Sandpiper

October 03, 2016
The story starts with a Stilt Sandpiper at McElroy Slough on Inverlake Rd just east of Calgary, Alberta. The poor bird had an injured leg and, although it seemed to be fe...
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Seeing what you want to see

July 26, 2015
In June this year I was in Alberta, visiting family, going to Women's World Cup games, and, of course, birding. I have birded in the summer in Alberta before, so I had a...
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Alberta Birding June 2014

August 10, 2014
I used to live in Alberta and go back to visit family almost every year. Since becoming a birder a few years ago, however, I've had very little chance to go birding durin...
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The Quest for the Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

August 01, 2014
The story starts last November when I went to Bosque del Apache in New Mexico for a bird photography workshop. The workshop was held over the Thanksgiving weekend, and...
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Team ReDUCKtions 24 hour Birdathon 4/19/14

April 20, 2014
Normally each year Matthew Dodder would lead his Team DeDUCKtions on a 24 hour birdathon, raising funds for SCVAS. This year he was unable to actively participate due to...
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