- Published on Thursday, 28 November 2013 18:09
- Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:53
New: Seawatching is the challenging act of identifying waterbirds in flight. Since more than one hundred different species can fly past an observation point, often at great speed or in tightly packed, mixed-species flocks, identification of these distant shapes can be a mystery.
The keys to the mystery – the subtle traits that unlock the identity of flying waterbirds, be it wingbeat cadence, individual structure, flock shape and behavior, or subtle flashes of color – are revealed in Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight.
Though commonly called seawatching, this on-the-fly observation and identification method is by no means restricted to the coast. There are impressive waterbird migrations on the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and many inland lakes and rivers. Nor is it restricted to migrating waterfowl, as the principles of flight identification apply as effectively to ducks flushed off a pond as to distant migrating flocks. Like Hawks in Flight and The Shorebird Guide, the Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching breaks new ground, provides cutting-edge techniques, and pushes the envelope in bird identification even further.
- Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:55
- Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 18:20
Here is the winner of the Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars: Nancy Sougène. This prize, worth 1000$, was won during our Bird Fest on June 8th ,2013.
The other winners of numerous other prizes were: Milton Samuels, Osanne Juteau, Joan Lazurek, Nicole Courtemanche, Christine Larochelle, Lorraine Phillips, Robert Thibault, Jean-François Arsenault, Lise Mathurin, N. Cournoyer, Sylvain Nadeau, Guy Pelletier, Rebecca Gouge, Éric Cournoyer, Benoît Villien, Serge Pilon, Claudette Forget, Ghilaine Hamel, Karine Malépart, Jacques Lévesque, Pierre Desrochers, Anne Gauvreau, Kathie St-Jean, Réjean St-Michel, Nicole Lafond, Nancy Leclerc, François Sauvé, Michel Courtemanche, Serge Arsenault, Yvon Hébert and Yves Laforest.
We thank all our sponsors : Swarovski Optik, Squirrel Buster, Songbird Essentials, Les Éditions du Grand Fleuve, Les Éditions Michel Quintin, Prologue, Jean Paquin, Regroupement Québecoiseaux, Protection des oiseaux du Québec, Services Environnementaux Faucon and Droll Yankees.