Sunday, April 29, 2007

Voices of the Boreal Forest

Here's an event that looks interesting:

Join Ontario Nature and the Toronto Field Naturalists to celebrate spring migration and take action to protect the boreal forest.

Recent evidence estimates that 300 species and 2 BILLION individual birds breed in the boreal forest before migrating south. The boreal forest is recognized as THE single most important breeding ground for birds in North America.

Join Ontario Nature and the Toronto Field Naturalists for a fun and inspiring multimedia experience about the BILLIONS of songbirds that breed in the majestic boreal forest. You will hear about the threats their breeding grounds face, as well as the tremendous conservation opportunity to protect this special place and what you can do to help!


* Stunning multi-media presentation on the boreal forest and its songbird inhabitants by Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature and bird conservation specialist
* Silence of the Songbirds book signing with author and songbird expert, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury
* Special in-concert performance by BODHI
* Dr. Bridget Stutchbury describes the threats songbirds face during migration as well as practical conservation solutions
* Actions you can take to help protect the boreal forest

When: Monday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East
Tickets: $25 available for purchase online at, by calling 416-366-7723 and 1-800-708-6754, or in person at the STLC, 27 Front Street East

For more info, see

Friday, April 20, 2007

What are you doing for Earth Day?

A Misnomer on Feathery Friday
Originally uploaded by makeupanid.
We will be celebrating here!

Come join us if you can

Thursday, April 05, 2007

First Bird of the Year

I am having computer problems which is delaying blog posts these days, but on March 27, 2007 we headed to Thickson Woods for the first day of banding of the year. Had some fun untangling the nets and getting them up but we eventually succeeded!

The first bird of the year was this one-A Golden Crowned Kinglet-we caught a few of those and some Juncos as well.

After the Golden Crowned Kinglets we had a couple or recaptured Black Capped Chickadees, this one was a perfect example of their cheerful charm.........

It was a short first day though not as short as our second day where it started pouring right after we put up the nets, down they came, LOL!