Baffin Birding - Observing birds at the Floe Edge

Baffin Birding - Observing Birds at the Floe Edge by Lev Frid

Baffin Island Floe Edge birding © Cam Gillies
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Trinidad & Tobago birding tour 2017

By Jared Clarke

Trinidad & Tobago bird collage


Imagine stepping out into the warm morning sunshine, pouring yourself a cup of crisp, locally grown coffee, and sitting back to take in the splendour of a lush rainforest cascading down through a mountain valley below. Swarms of brightly coloured hummingbirds, honeycreepers and bananaquits flit around just metres away, while raucous parrots and maybe even a toucan say “good morning” from nearby treetops. The incredible “gong” of an enigmatic bellbird rings up through the forest.

Birding from a boat

By Lev Frid, Photos by Steve Ogle


Steve Ogle and I stood on the shores of Tofino with our “Ultimate British Columbia” birding tour group. We were in the first half of the tour, which would take us all over the province – from the boreal forests of Fort St. John to the rainforests of Vancouver Island, through the Cascades and into the dry Okanagan Valley. It was truly “the ultimate!” 

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Grand Newfoundland

Grand Newfoundland

By Jared Clarke

This past June, a fun-loving group of nine birders (led by Jared Clarke & Jody Allair) set off for an adventure at the eastern edge of North America. A brand new offering, our Grand Newfoundland tour presents a unique blend of marvelous birding and spectacular scenery in a land steeped in history and culture. This tour was also our annual Bird Studies Canada (BSC) members’ trip, with a portion of the proceeds donated to help support the conservation and education work of this great organization.

Trinidad & Tobago 2015 Blog Entry

Trinidad & Tobagao 2015
By Jody Allair and Jared Clarke

This past December, an intrepid group of 11 birders (led by Jody Allair and Jared Clarke) set off on our Trinidad & Tobago birding tour. This beautiful destination provides a wonderful introduction to the birds of South America, perhaps the most diverse and exciting birdlife on earth. This tour was also our annual Bird Studies Canada (BSC) members’ trip, with a portion of the proceeds donated to help support the conservation and education work of both BSC and Trinidad’s own Asa Wright Nature Centre.

Expedition Travel on the Labrador Coast

By Renee Franken

This past summer our family was fortunate to travel expedition cruise style as we ventured around Newfoundland and up the Labrador coast to northern Quebec. 

What is the function of a Narwhal's tusk?

By Pierre Richard

What is the function of that very unique tusk on these amazing creatures? Recently, many online sites have picked up on a story put forward by the Harvard Medical Office to explain the function of this enlarged tooth. Read more about What is the function of a Narwhal's tusk?

Arctic Photography Advice

By Tanya De Leeuw
June 12, 2013

In August 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting the Canadian Arctic and Greenland on a 10-day expedition cruise.

Before I start sharing Arctic photography advice by suggesting what gear to take, and how to capture the incredible sights that unfold before you, there is one huge thing you can do to improve your photos: Read more about Arctic Photography Advice

England Birds & Gardens Tours - Garden Highlights

By Lucy Chang
May 31, 2013

The exuberance of spring in the natural and cultivated environment is what England garden tours are all about!


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Stuck on a rock

By Richard Knapton

It was the last day of our marvelous “Into the Northwest Passage Tour”.  We were traveling out of Coronation Gulf, midway between Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, everyone relaxing, enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. We had spent the morning ashore, admiring the amazing Stromatolites (fossil algal mounds) and listening to the yodeling of Yellow-billed Loons, watching circling Golden Eagles as they hunted Arctic Ground Squirrels, puzzling over Redpolls (Hoary? Common?) and finding Harris’s Sparrow and other goodies, and were on our way to the last port of call at Kugluktuk. Well, not quite! A grinding noise, some shuddering of the ship, and …. We had run aground! An unchartered rocky reef, and there we were, at a slight tilt, stuck! Read more about Stuck on a rock