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Looking for recommendations: Cambridge/Waterloo

Posted Monday 1st October 2007 at 13:00 by Gillian_M
Updated Monday 1st October 2007 at 14:55 by Gillian_M
I have already posted this in the Info Wanted forum, but thought I would make a blog entry as well.

I will be spending Thanksgiving weekend with my parents in Cambridge, Ontario and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for good spots to go birding? I'm looking for places good for waterfowl, shorebirds, migrating passerines, etc. Last year I saw my first red-bellied woodpecker and would like to see another one so any recommendations would be appreciated!

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General Update

Posted Wednesday 12th September 2007 at 01:43 by Gillian_M
Well, I guess that the American Tree Sparrow wasn't interesting enough, for the OFNC didn't include it in the weekly status report. Hummph.

On another note, I just finished reading Life List: A Birder's Spiritual Awakening by Chris Dunford (2006, Novalis). It is about a Californian who spent a week in 1998 in Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay to bird the area (alone) and add to his life list. While some of his ponderings about God and Christianity left me feeling impatient, his...
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An unusual sighting!

Posted Sunday 2nd September 2007 at 23:38 by Gillian_M
Updated Wednesday 12th September 2007 at 01:45 by Gillian_M
Today I didn't see any lifers....but I did see an American Tree Sparrow! They aren't unusual here in Ottawa, but they're not supposed to arrive in Ottawa until late September at the earliest!!!! I got a good look at it, and took about five photos to confirm it.

I reported this to the OFNC bird status line. I also reported the female Pintail Duck since I don't see them mentioned in the weekly report that often. Now I just have to post the photos in my other blog!
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BirdForum's new blog

Posted Sunday 2nd September 2007 at 23:34 by Gillian_M
So Birdforum has a new blog...I've thought about it, and I've decided that I really like the idea. I already have one formal photo blog (which can be found at http://gillianm.livejournal.com/) but now that more and more people from the birding community are starting to read it I feel the need to keep it formal and professional.

However this one doesn't need to be as formal, can be more relaxed, and I'm not going to worry about posting photos. For that I will use my livejournal...
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