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Dr. Sharon Northorp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denis A. Doucet on Wednesday. 1 Reply


Tree Swallow

Started Apr 10 0 Replies

Just saw my first Tree Swallow in Hillsborough.  Continue

Yellow-throated Warbler

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly A MacKay Dec 12, 2016. 5 Replies

This guy is in Moncton near the Casino, is it needed for the winter list or was Carmella's around after the 1st.  Anyhoo, when I get better directions I'll let you all know.  …Continue

Dead Eider Under High Tension Lines

Started Nov 29, 2016 0 Replies

This was right in Riverview, the arena parking lot.  I've heard others talk of this here too.  An eagle was cruising the line just before I took the video.  …Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Olive Sep 23, 2016. 4 Replies

We had a hummingbird on Friday evening, coming to flowers.  Continue

Moncton Peregrine Falcon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 14, 2016. 3 Replies

There's at least one fledgling on the wing, I was just leaving the market when I heard one chasing an adult.  I watched a while and then thought to run a bit of video, too bad I didn't sooner.  I believe this is an adult, likely male, he circled one…Continue

Lost pet bird

Started Jun 1, 2016 0 Replies

Owners of this bird are asking anyone to give them a call if they see it.  …Continue

Great Horned Owls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwayne Biggar May 27, 2016. 1 Reply

On rte 114 at the second bridge, (I think) not the one at the dumping station as you leave Riverview, it's the one before the one that washed out last year....there's a big, cool, dead tree on the left, heading out, that aways has a bird in it and…Continue

Chimney Swift

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Rattray May 20, 2016. 3 Replies

Anyone report Chimney Swifts yet?  Saw 4 in the usual spot in Hillsborough between the Irving and the school.  Continue


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Denis A. Doucet replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Dr. Sharon Northorp
"I saw this too. Very sad news. She delivered our youngest daughter. She will be greatly missed."
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Dr. Sharon Northorp

Very sad news this morning, Sharon was a very active naturalist in New Brunswick, I always enjoyed her visits.  …See More
Dwayne Biggar replied to Nicole LeBlanc's discussion Visitor during last Thursday's storm
"Yes for sure, what a great sighting. "
Feb 22
Dwayne Biggar commented on aldo dorio's photo

053 ? Sparrow

"Sibley says that broken eye ring is a good clue...."Simply looking for these distinct white arcs is a good quick ID clue, not shared by any other sparrow"  …"
Oct 5, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Daniel Perron's photo
Sep 26, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Daniel Perron's photo

Bruant à couronne blanche - White -crowned Sparrow

"Recent? The trees look to be in bud.  "
Sep 23, 2016
Andrew Olive replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Hummingbird
"I last saw my hummingbird(s) on the 19th of September at the feeders."
Sep 23, 2016
Andrew Olive replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Hummingbird
"Yea I still have atleast one coming to my feeders.  She or Juvi is becoming quite plump so looks ready to depart any day now."
Sep 18, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Shelly Merrill-MacKillop's photo


"I'd say Broad-winged..."
Sep 18, 2016
RALPH ELDRIDGE replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Hummingbird
"I just topped up my grape jelly for a female Hummer that's here (Saint George) right now. Assuming that it's the same bird, this is at least the third day that it's been here."
Sep 18, 2016
Rod Lutes replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Hummingbird
"Dwayne: I also had a hummingbird feeding on salvia flowers on Friday in Moncton."
Sep 18, 2016
Dwayne Biggar posted a discussion


We had a hummingbird on Friday evening, coming to flowers.  See More
Sep 18, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Gary Dupuis's photo

Red-tailed Hawk in tree

"Wow, what a photo, take a second to view this at full size.  "
Sep 18, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on LILLIAN KENNEDY's photo


"The wing/tail make it an accipiter (so you have 3 choices, Sharp-shinned, Cooper's, Goshawk), the small head and what looks like a small "shin", I'd say make it a Sharp-shinned Hawk.   Since you were thinking Merlin, I…"
Sep 18, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Shelly Merrill-MacKillop's photo


"Not a Sharp-shinned, talons and "shins" are really think.  The tail is short, in a close up like this the eye can even be a clue.  It's a buteo...want to take a shot at the ID?"
Sep 18, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on LILLIAN KENNEDY's photo


"It's not a Merlin, check out the long tail in relation to the folded wing.  "
Sep 17, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Marc Johnston's photo

hawk i

"This one is a falcon, which one do you think it is?"
Sep 7, 2016
Dwayne Biggar commented on Marc Johnston's photo

hawk 2

"I'd say Broad-winged Hawk"
Sep 7, 2016

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The One That Got Away

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:39am 1 Comment

This is a column I wrote early in December elaborating on a few of the sightings I posted here, maybe you'll get a chuckle at my inadequacies and it may help you remember the field marks better than I can.  (Learn from the mistakes of others and all that...)

We've been keeping a yard list for just about 20 years now, the beauty of staying in one place for so long is bragging rights to a pretty good list, not great, I have a friend with about 50 more than me, but…


Big Cape This Week

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:46pm 1 Comment

On Wednesday afternoon, pumped up from Sundays Hawk/Sea Duck watch I made it a point to take binoculars on our dog walk.  We saw the male Peregrine Falcon and one duck that even with only 8x binoculars I was able to see all the field marks, including the orange bill of a Surf Scoter.  

After talking to Ron Steeves about the numbers of ducks that passed New Horton, mostly in the morning, I thought I'd give it a couple hours in the morning and see what comes up our branch of the river.…


Cliff Swallow Nest Site

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 9:04am 2 Comments

There had been some talk of building an alternative nest site for swallows in the Royal Oaks development.  I was on board in an effort to stop a repeat of last year where upwards of 50 Cliff Swallow nests were destroyed.  

I haven't been in contact with anyone recently and with the latest in the news I suspect building the wall on Royal Oaks property is not likely.

My question... does anyone know of another site near the area that would be suitable and who the contact people…


Good news for those of us who have had enough winter.

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 6:26am 7 Comments

The Hummingbirds are on their way.

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At 10:15am on May 16, 2017, Mike LeBlanc said…

it is me and I am not sure what it was. 

At 6:55pm on May 12, 2016, wayne corcoran said…

hi Dwayne how are you?is your shop now open up?  someday I would like to take a trip down to visit you....what highway do I take after I leave Moncton?

At 5:33pm on February 25, 2015, lisa mccrummen said…

Hi Dwayne, glad you like our site. Lots of great information hopefully.  Best,Lisa

At 5:55pm on June 19, 2014, Denis A. Doucet said…

Thanks for the suggestion. I already have a complimentary copy, as one of my pics is in it; however, I would definitely like a second copy. (Red beetle on top of page in second pic is my image)

At 1:48pm on June 1, 2014, Peter J Gergely said…

Yes, Dwayne, most of my stuff resides on my Flickr account.  The only thing that I ask, and kindly, is if anyone has a Flickr account and chooses to comment there, please call me DM on Flickr.  I sign everything there as PJ Gergely, purposely to keep my first name out of the public arena of Flickr.  It is a long story as to why, too.


At 8:36pm on April 15, 2014, Karl Dore said…
Many thanks, Dwayne.
At 8:40am on October 28, 2013, Monica de Moss said…

Thanks for the invite Dwayne.  I am still very much an amateur birder and rely heavily on our more knowledgeable "experts" in the Dalhousie area. I think they get a kick out of my enthusiasm whenever I see something that I feel is out of the ordinary or new.  My first Dunlin on September 9 2013 had me dancing around and throwing out wild speculation on the ID until Mike Lushington saw the photo and set me straight.. His words, great photo, bad ID. :-)

At 10:48pm on September 23, 2013, Martin Turgeon said…
At 8:45pm on July 26, 2013, Bob Betts said…

About the Members Map....Excellent Work! One the best ideas you've had yet. Congrats!

At 2:59pm on July 3, 2013, Amy Tompkins said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! 600 members wow!

At 10:07am on April 19, 2013, Nelson Cloud said…

Yep  that's  me , I  probably  requested  Ryan  Cook ?

At 12:46am on April 11, 2013, Cindy Quinn said…

Yes, we met @ the Moncton Farmer's Market this winter...  We are walking distance (Reynolds Road) and I've wanted to visit your 'bird house' but haven't had 2cents to put together and KNOW I'll want to buy something once I step inside!

     Earlier this evening we saw a male and female mallard close to our feeders and hope they will make a summer home nearby, fyi.

At 8:59pm on March 14, 2013, Charles Millard said…

Past Albert Mines Road down the hill & where the big culvert is. We are the little white house on the right

At 5:41pm on March 13, 2013, Charles Millard said…
Hi  Dwayne: I live at 3400 route 114 Probably the same bird. 

Dwayne Biggar commented on your photo "See my Mohawk?" on BirdingNewBrunswick
At 11:08am on March 3, 2013, Stuart Tingley said…
Hey Dwayne. Hawk watching season starts any day now. I've seen nice Red-tail flights at New Horton Ridge as early as March 4. I'm not sure how often I'll get down there this spring and I haven't spoken with Ron Steeves recently to see if he has time or the desire to go down. We had a lot of very slow days last spring but both of us were too stubborn to not go down once we started. I think I'll try to be much more selective about which days I go down this year but time will tell.
At 11:31am on March 1, 2013, Anne Marsch said…

Re: Butterfly links. Both sites I mentioned before are searched in the same way. You may want to have a look at the re-vamped site NOVASCOTIABUTTERFLIES.CA.  Using this and the MBA list for N.B. would work in my opionion. See what others think first.  

At 8:04am on February 16, 2013, michael strong said…

Maybe, as a door prize, I'll see something special (like a pelican!) at Green's Point today

At 1:39pm on November 13, 2012, Bob Betts said…

Okay, thanks. I decided just to use the Blog Posts once a week instead of adding yet another tab or group that people have to join. We'll try that to see how it works out, okay?



At 9:22am on November 13, 2012, Bob Betts said…

Hi Dwayne,


I was wondering if the Birding New Brunswick Website would like to add a new section to the site called Bird Trivia. I received a Bird Trivia Book from my daughter for Christmas last year and it has many interesting facts that members might be interested in. I could add a comment a week if you think that would be a good idea. Eg. Did you know that a Petrel was named after the fact that it seems to walk on water much like St. Peter did?

At 2:49pm on April 28, 2012, Leandre Forest said…

Since taking the picture on april the 21st, I have not seen the female bluebird, since that day. The male(which was bigger) was around the back yard all day the 22nd, flying from the birdhouse to the apple tree and seem to be waiting for his partner, but he also dissapeared the next day. About 3 days ago we saw 2 (tree) swallows looking inside the birdhouse, and seem interrested in taking it over. Hopefully the bluebirds will be back, and might be interested in another birdhouse further in the field, which was built intensionaly for them a few years ago. Have not seen the swallows in a few days either, maybe the temperature is too cold for them?


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