bird photography at point pelee

Bird Photography at Point Pelee National Park 2017

Early May is our absolute favorite time of year because it means enjoying bird photography at Point Pelee National Park. From taking a tram to the southernmost tip of mainland Canada to walking along the picturesque marsh boardwalk at sunset – this park is a nature lovers paradise. The annual spring songbird migration and the Festival of Birds is a…

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Birds on the Move in St. Catharines

In this instalment of our bird photography blog, we visit some of our favourite birding spots in St. Catharines for a look at some early spring migrants. Bird Photography in St. Catharines: Early Spring Wow, what a whirlwind of weather the last few days here in Niagara. Two solid days of non-stop rain, a full day of snow to start…

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Photographing a Great Grey Owl in Ottawa

In February 2017, we set out to find the Great Grey Owl in Ottawa, Ontario. This “Phantom of the North” was the subject of our vlog on the Bird Nerds YouTube Channel. This is the world’s largest Owl by length, and a truly stunning creature to behold in its natural habitat. In search of the Great Grey Owl Travelling to…

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Bird Photography at Point Pelee National Park

We have not made a post on the blog in quite some time. In fact, we haven’t been doing much bird photography at all with such a scorching hot summer! With that being said, we had lots of time to recap our amazing trip to Point Pelee National Park back in May. The ultimate bird photography location Point Pelee National…

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Preparing for the 2016 Festival of Birds

The Best Place for Bird Watching in Ontario We have just over 2 days until we leave for our 4th year of travelling to Point Pelee National Park for the Festival of Birds (aka spring songbird migration). Point Pelee is recognized as a world-class birding destination that brings hundreds of species to the park’s grounds as one of the best…

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Migrating Birds of Ontario

Spring Migration We couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of the migrating songbirds in Ontario! Every year in early spring we begin to see some of the beautiful species that are only here for a short time. The colourful songbirds like the Scarlet tanager, Hooded Warbler, and Blackburnian warbler are some of our absolute favourites. Aside from the songbirds,…

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Birding In the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Our trip to Mexico was a first for the two of us. Having only travelled as far south as Florida, we had no idea what to expect for our first all-inclusive vacation except that we wanted to devote a part of it to exploring off the resort and finding some birds. Before the trip Before we left, we both did…

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Our Big Year of Birding in 2015

We are far from completing a ‘Big Year’ in the sense that many birders undertake, traveling great distances to grow their North American list, however, it did have its own meaning for us this year. During the past calendar year, Trevor and I logged all our sightings on eBird for the first time, to determine our total number of species…

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Photo of a White-throated sparrow

Fall bird photography | White-throated sparrows in Stoney Creek

On Saturday, October 25th, Ashley and I headed out for some photography and birding at one of our favorite spots at this time of year, Confederation Park. This park is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in Stoney Creek. The portion of the park that we like to visit is called “Confederation Park B”, and we enter through…

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Lifer – Pine Siskin

Back to Shorthills We ventured back out to Short Hills Provincial Park in hopes of capturing the vivid fall colours that are currently on display. Just in case there was an opportunity to shoot some wildlife – we brought our Canon 70D and 300mm f/4, as well as our landscape lens (17-40mm f/4 L) Short Hills Provincial Park Short Hills…

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