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Another hello from Vancouver (1 Viewer)


Registered User
Hi all,

I'm new to birding, so please forgive me if I ask the odd stupid question. (I'll always try to look for an existing answer before I post. Promise.)

Heading into retirement and I live right by Stanley Park, which seems to have a decent variety of birds.

I never get bored of the bald eagles, and visit a couple of nests in the park almost every day to see how the young ones are doing. Saw a pileated woodpecker yesterday, and heard (but didn't quite see) what I suspect was a barred owl last week. Also a really weird gull yesterday, but he may just have been deformed? (Long, extremely down-curved curved beak.)

Really basic stuff, but to me it's exciting.


Lisa W

Staff member
Hi Mike and welcome to the forum on behalf of the staff and moderators. I think you will fund us to be a friendly and helpful group.

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
Staff member
Opus Editor
Hi Mike and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.


Picture Picker
Welcome to Birdforum! I am sure that you will find lots to interest you here and I hope that you enjoy your visits.

KC Foggin

Super Moderator
Staff member
Opus Editor
United States
Hi ya Mike and a warm welcome to you from down South.

Please join in wherever you like ;)

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