August Birding

The Bow Valley has been lit up by a flood of migrating passerines throughout August, and while I’m hoping to find more during September, I thought I’d post a collection of some of my favourite birds.

Say’s Pheobe

This Canada Warbler was only the third eBird record ever in Banff County.

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Canada Warbler

Magnolia Warblers are fairly unusual here too.

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Magnolia Warbler

Something about Ravens has always attracted me, and when I found this one at Vermillion Lakes, I couldn’t resist photographing it. Not really a fall bird, but it can take the place of the two Stilt Sandpipers, which I failed to get good pictures of.

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Common Raven

Warbling Vireos are all over the place. (click to enlarge)

EAKI
Eastern Kingbird

Kingbirds are turning up too, amongst the flocks of robins.

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American Robin

And there’s still a few youngsters scattered throughout, like this immature Yellowthroat.

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Common Yellowthroat

And finally, the Yellow Warblers are all but departed, but I did manage to get this female a week or two back.

Yellow Warbler

Here’s hoping for more fall rarities as we progress into September, and with it, shorebird season!

2 thoughts on “August Birding”

  1. These photos are absolutely delightful! That one of the raven is fantastic, he’d make a good Hallowe’en character. He’s even got a beard.

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