11 January 2012

East Kootenay Common Birds for Beginners

Hopefully a link to a pdf file you can download!

Link (see the down arrow, the link is right below here).

East Kootenay Common Birds for Beginners




Yush, I think it works.

So, details:

Using words like "common" and "uncommon" are controversial, but you get my intent.

Common - there are a lot around if you are in the right habitat at the right time of year, so you will probably see some.

Uncommon - there aren't a lot around; you may see some (if you are in the right habitat at the right time of year, or they are feeling noisy - singing to find a mate).

Rare - not a lot around, and quite challenging to spot; but sometimes, there are a bunch of them together - like Vaux's Swift at their nesting site at St. Eugene Mission - a very public place that not many people notice these birds, thank goodness.

Variable - some years there is what is called an "irruption" (not to be confused with what a volcanoe does - which is "erruption") - which means there are a lot around - Pine Siskins, for example, in late summer, or winter.

Have Fun!

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