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Bird Tweet of the Week:  Eastern Bluebird
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird is one of Eastern Canada's most colourful species of birds. They often appear in folk and fine art. The bluebirds song is a raspy flute like mix of a warble and a whistle, similar to a robins song but with shorter phrases and more chattering. Eastern bluebirds are short distance migrants that return to Canada from the south-east U.S. during late March leaving again by late October. [caption id="attachment_27862" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Eastern Bluebird Eastern Bluebird[/caption]   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.

The Tweet of the Week Comes To An End
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The Tweet of the Week Comes To An End

After 163 episodes, the Tweet of the Week comes to an end. On June 29th, 2013 CBC's In Town and Out launched a new segment called "Bird Tweet of the Week" with our very own Alex MacDonald. These tweets celebrated different birds in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, giving listeners a chance to learn about the type of birds they may find around their homes. For this final segment, Alex shares with us his experience is doing these weekly tweets and shares with us the final Tweet of the Week. We hope that you have enjoyed this segment as much as we did!   [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="green" lightbox="false"]To listen to your favourite Tweet of the Week, check out our e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Tree Swallow
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Tree Swallow

[caption id="attachment_29248" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Tree Swallow Photo from Flickr, Cameron Rognan[/caption] The Tree Swallow is a two-toned medium size swallow with dark upper parts and pure white undersides. They are migratory visitors to southern Ontario, arriving before the other swallow species in late March and staying a bit later - well into late September. So keep an eye out for the species this week before they migrate for the winter! 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 September 24th, 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 your Bird Tweets with our new e-Books ![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Orange-crowned Warbler
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Orange-crowned Warbler

[caption id="attachment_29065" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of Orange-crowned Warbler Photo from Flickr, Kirk J. Davis[/caption] Have you ever had the experience of getting something new and unique, then suddenly a friend gets the same new and not so unique thing just by coincidence? Well, male Orange-crowned Warblers understands your pain! The males of this songbird species can produce many song variations and just when one thinks it has the sweetest tune, one or more of the neighbouring males will learn and mimic the tune while also signing his own. 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 September 10th, 2016. [button link="http://naturecanada.ca/what-we-do/naturehood/bird-e-book-series/" size="medium" target="_self" icon="leaf" color="blue" lightbox="false"]Learn about the other warblers in Canada with our new Know Your Warblers e-Book![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Savannah Sparrow
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Savannah Sparrow

[caption id="attachment_29021" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Savannah Sparrow Photo from Flickr, Benoit Audet[/caption]   The Savannah Sparrow is another bird species named for the location of its first discovery and description by western ornithologist. One interesting fact about this bird is that the female Savannah Sparrow is able to scrounge up to 10 times her own weight in food in order to feed herself and her hatchlings! 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 episode here on our website. This episode aired on Saturday September 3rd, 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 various birds in our e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Canada Warbler
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Canada Warbler

[caption id="attachment_28946" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Canada Warbler Photo from Flickr, John Reaume[/caption] The Canada Warbler can be seen as our most patriotic songbird, at least by its name. About 80% of the global breeding range of this threatened songbird falls in Canada, including the southern Boreal forest, Atlantic Canada and the mixed forests of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region. Listen to the Tweet of the Week to learn more about this species and be sure to check out what Nature Canada has been doing to help protect this threatened songbird here. 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 August 27th, 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 backyard and at-risk birds, as well as raptors and owls with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: American Pipit
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Bird Tweet of the Week: American Pipit

[caption id="attachment_28846" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of an American Pipit Photo from Flickr, Benoit Audet[/caption] Were you told as a kid to not eat snow? Well the American Pipit does not follow this advice! It turns out that pipits use the receding winter snowpack in the mountains as a feeding strategy. They wait for warm valley winds to carry insects upward and onto the snowpack where they die and freeze in place. Then the pipits simply come along and dine on the frozen treats throughout the summer! 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 August 20th, 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 backyard and at-risk birds, as well as raptors and owls with our new e-Book series![/button]

Bird Tweet of the Week: Yellow Warbler
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Yellow Warbler

[caption id="attachment_28671" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Yellow Warbler Photo from Flickr, Shirley A Lannoo[/caption] The Yellow Warbler can be thought of as the quintessential  Canadian summer bird! It is a small, social, and vocal songbird, with the phrasing of its song described as "sweet, sweet, Canada, sweet". These birds are almost entirely yellow, with the breast streaked with rusty red stripes, and these streaks appear much fainter on the female vs. a breeding male. Learn more features about this bird in our 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 August 13th, 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: Cape May Warbler
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Cape May Warbler

[caption id="attachment_28508" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Cape May Warbler Photo from Flickr, Ted Krug[/caption] The Cape May Warbler actually has quite an unsuitable name. Alexander Wilson was first to find and describe this species in Cape May, New Jersey during his 19th century natural history expedition. However, the Cape May Warbler wasn't actually seen in its namesake area again for more than 100 years following Wilson's discovery. 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 30th, 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: Clay-coloured Sparrow
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Bird Tweet of the Week: Clay-coloured Sparrow

[caption id="attachment_28406" align="alignleft" width="300"]Image of a Clay-coloured Sparrow Photo from Flickr, Francesco Veronesi[/caption] The Clay-coloured Sparrow behaves a bit differently compared to other North American birds when it comes to breeding. For starters, this species uses different breeding and foraging habitats that allows the male to defend a breeding territory that is quite a bit smaller than the territories of other sparrows. 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 episode here on our website. This episode aired on Saturday July 23rd, 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]

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