Category: bird

Bird

The Wild Turkey — Social Structure & Behaviour

Jenn Baici is an ecologist currently completing her PhD at Trent University in the Bowman Lab where she studies the social structure and behaviour of the Eastern Wild Turkey. Prior to this she studied biocontrol of invasive species at the University of Toronto in the Master of Forest Conservation (MFC) program. Jenn’s research interests include avian ecology, nesting behaviour, insect ecology, and human-animal conflict mitigation, although she’s nerdy about anything and everything to do with conservation biology. She hopes to apply her skills and knowledge to promote the conservation and preservation of earth’s amazing biodiversity, particularly undervalued and under appreciated species. Jenn Baici, BSc Hons, MFC (She/Her), PhD Candidate, Trent University Environmental and Life Sciences

Christmas Bird Count 2023

Get your binos and warm clothes ready! Our annual Christmas Bird Count will be on Thursday December 28th, 2023!  Ron Jasiuk and Russ McGillivary are organizing this year’s event. We will shortly be sending out details and invitations, so if you miss them, Contact us! Across North America naturalists have been participating in Christmas Bird Counts for well over 100 years. The first Headwaters Nature Christmas Bird Count was conducted on 12 Dec 1987 when the club was know as the “Upper Credit Field Naturalists.” The citizen science data gathered by volunteers is used to track changes in populations and ranges of bird species. Searching for birds is a great way to spend the day. It’s fun often exciting and you get to spend part or all of your day with fellow bird nerds. The circled area on the map is our “count area.” We only count birds that are within… Read more »

Birder Murder Mysteries: A Foreboding of Petrels

Steve Burrows, the author of seven Birder Murder Mysteries, will be back speaking with Headwaters Nature telling us about his latest story of DCI Dominic Lejuene, a Canadian birder working as a detective. Lejeune uses his advanced birding knowledge to help him solve (at least one) murder in the quiet countryside of Norfolk, UK. His latest book is called A Foreboding of Petrels. (I’m going to read up on Petrels before Steve speaks … and before I read his book. By the way, BookLore will be attending this meeting to sell his books. Join us Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., October 24th, at the Orangeville Seniors Centre at 26 Bythia Street. Free Admission, Everyone Welcome, Refreshments provided, Bring your own mug. Burrows is a wonderful storyteller and an entertaining speaker. He says he’s happiest talking to groups such as ours who instinctively understand the nuances of bird behaviour that he weaves… Read more »

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