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The Blind - Bloomfield Ridge

Close Encounters of the Natural Kind!!

Okay, the bee was actually in the summer on our window, but it gives a good example of up close.   So one of the great things about sitting still and knowing that…


Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on November 28, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge


The general public always gives birders, naturalists (in Quebec a naturalist is a and nature photographers this questionable look until they realize what it is we are looking at with our Bino's , Scopes, and Zoom Lenses.  I am always happy when someone asks what we are looking at or…


Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on November 27, 2016 at 6:51pm — 5 Comments

Global Big Day on

So Kitt and I are participating in Big Bird, we are going up to McCully's Pond just before sunset, hope everyone is having a good day!

Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on May 14, 2016 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

Taylor Road Salisbury

Was just talking to the Department of Natural Resources and the Taylor Road is closed until it dries up. The road is posted just past the Cochran pit and we can go no further unless you have a camp or leased property out there.

Added by David g Miller on April 14, 2016 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

The Beaver Pond


Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on April 13, 2016 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments


I'm in the Moncton region late next week. Where do you recommend at this time of the year for bird watching.

Tank you!

Je suis à Moncton en fin de semaine prochain. Quel endroit recommandez vous en cette période de l'année!



Added by Andray Gagné on February 28, 2016 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Robins in my back yard February 1, 2016

There were 3 robins in my back yard  on February 1, 2016.

Shediac Bridge, NB.

Added by Celeste Dupuis on February 2, 2016 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

The Blind

I've set up my blind in the field behind our home, it's got a lot of Blackberry, Golden Rod, and Timothy Grass, plus close by is hardwood bush.

I've got a feeder and a suet feeder set up there with black oil sunflower seed, and starting tomorrow Nov 5, will be using mixed seed.

So here is a list of species seen in the blind;(I count birds Identified that were flying overhead)

1] Black Cap Chickadee

2] Boreal Chickadee

3] White Throated Sparrow



Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on November 4, 2015 at 3:00pm — 47 Comments

Wild Turkey

I was out to Johnson Mills yesterday and stopped in Rockport to see what showings were around.  I was able to get some amazing shots after spending some time in Johnson Mills.  Not the 60,000 sightings that was there a couple weeks ago but I had more enjoyment watching a dozen mixed semipalmated plovers and…


Added by Candy Fanjoy on August 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What's done is done, but...

My sister-in-law and her husband just cleared a huge patch of tall bushes and brush at the back of their property this week. Had I known they had plans to do it so soon, I would have thrust in my two cents and said "But wait! it's nesting season! couldn't you wait until nesting season is over to clear things out?" Even realizing that they want to have a veg garden, and that it would mean they now couldn't start planting until next year. I know if she had known this, she would have…


Added by Julie Stevens on June 3, 2015 at 8:36am — 6 Comments

black-chinned hummingbird

First time on this site or any other for that matter, but I thought everyone would like to know that we have a Black-chinned Hummingbird at our feeder today. It is too fast for a picture but we recognised it with field glasses. We live just inside Memramcook on Principale St.  It's A long way from Mexico! Hope it's of some interest. Ray.

Added by Ray Kendall on May 16, 2015 at 6:45pm — 6 Comments


"I see a carcass down by the spring.  I will check it out while you stand guard by the river."

"OK I will be on that…


Added by Rod O'Connell on May 3, 2015 at 8:12pm — 5 Comments

Is a Robin a Sign of Spring?

The past weeks have been very cold wintery days.  In the Bathurst area, the temperature has plummeted to -39°C, and this is not counting the wind-chill factor.  The last thing that you would expect to see is an American Robin in your yard.  On February 11th, 2015, a lady from Petit-Rocher called regarding a "spectacular" bird hanging around her garage door.  When I asked her to describe the bird, she indicated that it was the size or a little bigger than a robin with an…


Added by Rod O'Connell on February 15, 2015 at 11:13pm — 5 Comments

The 33rd Annual Southeast Upsalquitch Christmas Bird Count

The 33rd Annual Southeast Upsalquitch Christmas Bird Count

By Rod O’Connell


The 33rd Annual SE Upsalquitch Christmas Bird Count was held on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.  A total of 11 party hours with 11 species and a total of 138 birds documented.  The species included: 2 Ruffed Grouse, 5 Downy Woodpeckers, 3 Hairy Woodpeckers, 3 Pileated Woodpeckers, 10 Gray Jays, 4 Blue Jays, 6 Ravens, 30 Black-cap…


Added by Rod O'Connell on January 31, 2015 at 8:53am — 3 Comments

I'm back!

Hey everyone it has been quite a while since I checked the site out! Hope everyone is enjoying the new year and all the new birds! I moved to St. Andrews for school this year and I'll be starting my 3rd big year. With grad year and all I only recorded a grand total of 63 birds for my 2014 big year, and I'm really hoping to break my record of 79. 

Added by Joe english on January 24, 2015 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

best pic of eastern towhee(tohi a flancs roux )

Added by mike plourde on December 5, 2014 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

Orca surprises birders

Here is a link to the youtube video I shot of the a killer whale that surprised us while on the last pelagic trip of the season out of Grand Manan on Sea Watch Tours

Added by Claus F. Wolter on September 26, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Invitation for a Seal Island (Maine) Red-billed Tropicbird outing June 28

Hi all, I booked an outing to go see the Seal Island NWR RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD from Vinalhaven, Maine on Saturday June 28 at 2:30 PM.

This means people who wish to join us can take the 1 PM Ferry from Rockland, ME to Vinalhaven. They also have to book accomodation for the night on the island. We are planning to go there on foot, from Rockland, Maine.

The boater John Drury can only take 6 passengers and we have 2 spaces still available. The cost for the boat ride…


Added by Gilbert Bouchard on June 17, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Eastern Bluebird pair!!!

My husband and I gathered up about twelve birdhouses that had been acting as decorations in our greenhouse. Last Sunday we erected them at thirty foot intervals along the fence posts of our pastures.
To my delight a Tree Swallow and a pair of Bluebirds are making themselves at home in two of the houses!! I have only had one other Bluebird sighting on our property in the twenty years that we have been here and that was two years ago!!! I am thrilled to have them here!!!

Added by Jean Northrup on June 3, 2014 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

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