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a website about birds
Join Vince and Sandra as they trek through vast tracks of wilderness in search of birds.Expeditions
Become an aficionado with tips, tricks and tools for achieving expert levels of Bird Nerdery.Essentials
- It is the smallest woodpecker in North America.
- About a quarter of their diet consists of plant material, particularly berries, acorns, and grains.
- Its sound is an excited string of hoarse, high-pitched notes.
Watch out for turtles. They'll bite you if you put your fingers in their mouths.
Alberta's official provincial bird is the Great Horned Owl.
Throw some pine needles in the air to see which direction the wind is blowing.
We nest in Alberta, Canada
Did you know that Alberta is Canada's duckiest province? From alpine meadows to prairie fields, with a bird list of 385 species, Alberta offers a wide variety of places for the aspiring birder to explore. The Bird Nerds are common to uncommon year round, usually spotted in parks and areas around the city of Calgary. If you see them, be sure to approach and say hi.
Lekking of the grouse
We received an invite to visit a top-secret location to witness a lekking of grouse.