On the Wing

On the Wing: Christmas Bird Count Reports 2019 part 2

Haida Gwaii’s bird count report for Tlell and Greater Massett

  • Jan 22, 2020

 

On the Wing: Christmas bird count reports, part 1

Haida Gwaii’s bird count report for Port Clements and Rose Spit

  • Jan 17, 2020

 

On the Wing: Reflections on forests and fog

“On Haida Gwaii it seems as though nothing has changed.”

  • Oct 12, 2019

 

On The Wing: Raptors in the wind, shearwaters in the waves

By Margo Hearne A hawk glides over the dune ridges. It circles,…

  • Sep 21, 2019

On the Wing: Small Yellow Flying Things

by Margo Hearne Distance doesn’t seem to deter migrating birds; they travel…

  • Sep 14, 2019

COLUMN: The removal of the Pigeon Guillemot ‘colony’

Birds lost their place after the removal of the old wharf at Shingle Bay in Sandspit

  • Jun 12, 2019

On The Wing: Mysteries on land and sadness on the ocean

There has been a mass die-off of Tufted Puffins along the shores of St. Paul Island

  • Jun 7, 2019

On the Wing: Feed, fish, birds and whales

Reflections on bird watching on the water while commercial fishing

  • May 31, 2019

On The Wing: Hazy seas and dead Krill

Large die-off of krill in Delkatla Bay

  • Apr 25, 2019

On the Wing: Christmas Bird Count #4 — Skidegate Inlet

By Margo Hearne The marine forecast read “winds northwest 15 to 25…

  • Jan 14, 2019

On the Wing — Christmas Bird Count #3: Greater Massett

By Margo Hearne The southeaster almost blew us off our feet and…

  • Jan 11, 2019

On the Wing: Christmas bird count #3 — Port Clements

By Margo Hearne After getting beaten about by the four winds, it…

  • Jan 4, 2019

On the Wing — Christmas Bird Count #2: Tlell

By Margo Hearne We got blasted by a southeaster most of the…

  • Jan 3, 2019

On the Wing: Christmas Bird Count — Rose Spit

By Margo Hearne There is no place to hide when the weather’s…

  • Dec 21, 2018

On the Wing: Of treaties, feathers and shorebirds

By Margo Hearne It’s a blustery morning. The Green-winged Teal, which returned…

  • Dec 14, 2018

On the Wing: Small birds and berries

By Margo Hearne Into the chill. The Christmas Bird Counts will be…

  • Dec 9, 2018

On the Wing: Of falcons, gyres and sickles

By Margo Hearne We don’t often see a tussle between different species…

  • Dec 2, 2018

On the Wing: Owls among the seaweed drift

By Margo Hearne Dark-eyed Juncos are back at the feeder, Green-winged Teal…

  • Nov 23, 2018

On the Wing: Arriving without fanfare in the high tide

By Margo Hearne As November rolls along we remember the birds of…

  • Nov 16, 2018

On the Wing: Living in chartless nothing

By Margo Hearne Juncos are back at the feeder, teal are in…

  • Nov 9, 2018