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Cameron Eckert

Counting birds is a social affair

First established in 1900, as an alternative to the seasonal Christmas “side-hunt,” the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is now an annual international winter bird census held in communities large and small between December 14 and January 5.

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Birding on the Fly

I’ve joined her in a Riverdale neighbourhood in search of a rare Mountain chickadee. The first species we see, however, is a noisy woodpecker, a “Hairy.”Whitehorse resident Tracy Allard brings out her smartphone and taps an app...

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Oh, Chickadee!

Of all the birds of the forest, the chickadee is my favourite.Growing up in Nova Scotia, it was one of the first birds I knew. My family had a cottage in the forest on the shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, outside Halifax. The black...

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