– Bird Nerds –
Although we're 100% Bird Nerds we're still fledgling birders. As we practice the craft we share our experiences and knowledge.
Where to Bird
Every good birder will have their secret places. In this 'tell all' article Sandra and Vince reveal their favorite locations to go birding and review them.
Socks are really good for a lot of things, such as filtering water and suspending small objects off branches.
The list of all featured birds (past & present) that have been listed on BirdNerds.ca
Use hand sanitizer to start a germ-free fire. High calorie snacks, like Fritos, are also pretty flammable.
According to longevity records a wild arctic tern has lived for 34 years.
A whole bunch of freebies and apps that any nature-lover will appreciate; all built by BirdNerds.
Peregrine falcons have been clocked at 390 km/h in a dive making them the fastest animal on Earth.
One easy step to gain bird nerd points is by putting a feeder in your backyard. We go over types of feeders, types of feeds, and fortification tips.
A male duck is called a drake, a female duck a hen, and a baby duck a duckling.
Gear and Tips
Learn how the Bird Nerds capture photos like the ones used on this site. We review the gear we use, the settings on our camera, and a step-by-step process for getting started.
Feeding bread to birds isn't cool because it hurts them. If you want to be cool use seeds, grains, or bugs.
Glimpse into the mind of a Bird Nerd with these illustrated observations from Sandra's field notes.
Carry tweezers with you for tick removal (we found this out the hard way).
The only way to differentiate some species of flycatchers is by their song.
An outline of the bird nerd methodology we use for identifying critters we see in the field.
Birds need people to stand up for them on issues like habitat loss and the use of pesticides & toxins.
Shorebirds spend almost half their time in flight with some flying non-stop for 3-4 days.