So far the Spring season in Calgary has been horrible -- snow, more snow, and cold temperatures. March was almost 10 degrees colder on average than normal and it's taken a lot of willpower to go outside. We finally broke our no-lifer streak with a first sighting in Alberta (snow bunting). In mid-April we flew to Vancouver Island to visit friends and family and got a taste of Spring and did a little birding. Most of these pictures are from the island.