The Backshore Bird Blog

End of January and February Bird Sightings

Part 1: Whitehead Passage Birds Part 2: Three Bird Lists (including February 17) Part 3: Bald Eagle Photographs Part 4: Rare duck sighting Whitehead Passage Birds Something new is on Cushing Island’s Whitehead Cliffs. Big-black-birds - but they are not the little Black Guillemots that nest on the cliffs in the summer, as they spend the winter on the seas and their plumage attire appears mostly greyish now. With the help of binoculars and best observed from Picnic Point, you can see that these black birds are cormorants with white faces. Our summer residents, the Double-crested Cormorants have red faces, and with the exception of a few stragglers (Michael saw one on January 25th diving for fi

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