Receding Ice, Returning Friends

It’s been a long winter here in the Parry Sound area, but Spring’s warmth is encouraging the ice to recede and soon disappear. The return of the geese and other migratory birds is so wonderful to see. All too soon, summer will be over and birds will once again be readying themselves for the migration…

Sweet Abby the Maxi Pionus

I’m really mommy’s girl, Keito is just an upstart! To see more of me and my sister Keito, visit our Crazy About Pionus page.

A Study in Blue and Grey

My beautiful girl Keito, Blue Headed Pionus – Pionus menstruus More photos of my beautiful girl can be viewed here.

Shrike the Impaler~ —

The Salton Sea in Southern California is home, at various times of the year, to 424 species of birds. The Loggerhead Shrike is a song bird who is a tough ten inches of feathered lethality! Listen to his song repertoire by clicking on the link (be patient, it takes him a bit to warm up!) […]…

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Downy Woodpecker, McCall, Idaho Common, very widely distributed and tolerant of humankind, the Downy Woodpecker is easily attracted to a suet feeder. Its range extends across North America, from the Seward Peninsula in Alaska to southern Florida, and from southern California to Labrador. A smaller version of the Hairy Woodpecker, it’s interesting because the […]…

COSEWIC Updates 2020 — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

‘Tis the time of year again – not the holiday season – instead the annual COSEWIC meeting. COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) is an independent advisory panel that provides information to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada. They are responsible for identifying and assessing the conservation status […]…