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Recap of Bird Studies Canada’s BIRDATHON 2017

Posted on May 15, 2017 by TonyNina under Birding & Local Excursions, BLOG, Nature & Wildlife
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Recap of Bird Studies Canada's BIRDATHON 2017

After a slow start to a wet spring, we were finally rewarded with a thrilling and productive weekend here in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Participating in The Great Canadian Birdathon, our team of intrepid birders spent the weekend searching Prince Edward County and Presqu’ile Provincial Park.
Our main objectives were to raise money for conservation, contribute our data to bird records, and have fun in the process.

We’re happy to report that we surpassed all our goals. With weather mostly on our side, we ended the list in Ottawa with a total of 120 species of birds.
Besides starting the day with a Peregrine Falcon perched on the roof of our apartment, and significant warbler fallout on Saturday, our main highlights included the following: Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole, Pine Siskin and a flock of 70 Brant Geese.

We raised CAD $595 with the bulk of the funds going to Ottawa’s Wild Bird Care Centre

Nina and Tony want to thank the Always An Adventure team. We enjoyed your company and we can’t wait to do this again.
We want to extend an extra special "thank you" to all those wonderful folks that donated to the birds.
Our beautiful planet needs more people like you.

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Always An Adventure is a family company run by Tony Beck & Nina Stavlund. We provide a variety of services & tours focusing on Nature, Wildlife, Birding & Photography. We teach Birdwatching and Photography both independently and through a variety of institutions...........Read More

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Nina Stavlund

Nina is Norwegian by blood, an extensive world traveler, and is now living in Ottawa, Canada. She's also a passionate birder and nature lover, and has logged hundreds of hours of birding the last couple of years. She's a....... Read More

Tony Beck

* PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER and TOUR GUIDE since 1993. * Located in Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA * Sponsored by NIKON of CANADA. I've always loved to share my experiences of the natural world, especially ..........Read More

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