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Bird Tweet of the Week: Indigo Bunting
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Indigo Bunting

[caption id="attachment_28291" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of an Indigo Bunting Photo from Flickr, Norm Townsend[/caption] The Indigo Bunting is a bird that can be seen as blue or purple. But, the male Indigo Bunting is actually black and it is the diffraction of light through their feathers that gives them a blue-ish appearance. You can spot this bird in this region in early May till about early August/ late September. Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday July 9th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on facts about both backyard and at-risk birds with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Eastern Meadowlark
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Eastern Meadowlark

[caption id="attachment_28252" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of the Eastern Meadowlark Photo from Flickr, Richard Crook[/caption] The Eastern Meadowlark is a stocky, medium sized blackbird with a short tail. It has a darker brown patterned wings and upper parts with yellow lower parts and dark streaks around the side. Listen to the call of this Meadowlark in this week's Tweet of the Week! Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday July 2nd, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on facts about both backyard and at-risk birds with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Loggerhead Shrike
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Loggerhead Shrike

[caption id="attachment_28219" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Loggerhead Shrike Photo from Flickr, Tony Battiste[/caption] The Loggerhead Shrike feels at home on the limestone plains of Lake Ontario's northern shore. These nationally endangered grassland birds are most notable for their feeding habits by using thorns and branches to impale and store their prey! Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday June 25th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on facts about both backyard and at-risk birds with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Willow Flycatcher
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Willow Flycatcher

[caption id="attachment_28164" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Willow Flycatcher Photo from Flickr, John Reaume[/caption] Last month, we learned about the Alder Flycatcher, an almost perfect look-alike to the Willow Flycatcher. Though there are a few things that set them apart. For one, the Willow Flycatcher makes a tidier nest than its cousin! Learn more about this species in this week's Tweet of the Week! Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday June 18th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on facts about both backyard and at-risk birds with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Brown-headed Cowbird
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Brown-headed Cowbird

[caption id="attachment_28080" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Brown-headed Cowbird Photo from Flickr, Kelly Colgan Azar[/caption] This week's species is the Brown-headed Cowbird. The Brown-headed Cowbird is known for a rather unfriendly quality - it abandons its eggs to the care of another bird. Find out how this works in this week's tweet of the week! Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday June 11th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on facts about both backyard and at-risk birds with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Scarlet Tanager
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Scarlet Tanager

[caption id="attachment_27975" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Male Scarlet Tanager Male Scarlet Tanager Photo from Flickr, Fernando Cerra[/caption] The Scarlet Tanager is found through the mixed forest of eastern North America during the summer. Although it has stunning colour, this bird is most known for its remarkable appetite and table manners. Studies have recorded that this bird can consume more than 2000 Gypsy Moth caterpillars in an hour! Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday June 4th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on some of the most common birds you find in your backyard in our brand new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Eastern Kingbird
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Eastern Kingbird

[caption id="attachment_27916" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of Eastern Kingbird Photo from Flickr, André Lemieux[/caption] This week's species is the Eastern Kingbird. This species comes by its name quite naturally as it will chase away much larger intruders, including hawks and crows, out of its territory. Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday May 28th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on some of the most common birds you find in your backyard in our brand new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Alder Flycatcher
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Alder Flycatcher

[caption id="attachment_27810" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Alder Flycatcher Photo from Flickr, Carlos Escamilla[/caption] The Alder Flycatcher is very similar to the Willow Flycatcher as they exactly alike and have overlapping ranges. The key ways to tell these birds apart is from their song, stubbornness, and housekeeping habits. Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Catch up on past episodes here on our website. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on some of the most common birds you find in your backyard in our brand new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Black and White Warbler
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Black and White Warbler

[caption id="attachment_27590" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Female Black and White Warbler Photo from Flickr, Kelly Colgan Azar[/caption] The Black and White Warbler are small songbirds that have the most zebra-like colouration of any Canadian bird species. Their head, body and undersides are boldly striped in black and white, while their tail and outer wings are more solid black. Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday May 14th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Catch up on some of the most common birds you find in your backyard in our brand new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Wilson’s Phalarope
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Wilson’s Phalarope

[caption id="attachment_27461" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Wilson's Phalarope Photo from Flickr, Shirley A. Lannoo[/caption] The Wilson's Phalarope is a shorebird who has some unique qualities that set it apart from other species. One noticeable quality is that the females are larger and more colourful in the males. On top of that, the females also leave the responsibility of the young to the male which is not very common. Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website. This episode aired on Saturday April 30th, 2016.

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