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The Backshore Bird Blog

July 16, 2017

In late June, sitting on the ground under the trees, a vulture was found in the middle of the Island on Indian Trail. The bird was easily approached which is not a good sign, plus it is unusual to find a vulture on the ground, not at a carcass, and under a thick forest...

May 21, 2017

Spring was slow in its arrival, but many new birds from the south are already here and most of our winter residents that breed off island, are gone – except for a few stragglers such as the Black Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and the Common Loon. Ou...

March 31, 2017

           Male Western Tanager                                            Photo © Sam Wainright...

February 25, 2017

                Kathy's Valentine Love Birds                                  Photo © Jody Halliday

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The objective of The Backshore Bird Blog is to share the wonder and diversity of bird species seen along the Peaks Island shore.

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