On the Move
51.0447° N, 114.0719° W
Bird nerds notes
The start of migration is one of our favourite times of the year. We typically start venturing out hoping to see lots of birds and are often dissapointed because we see very few. Then all of a sudden all the birds are here and it's awesome! We saw a hudsonian godwit for the first time and that is definitely a highlight of 2021.
First sightings (lifers) 1x
- Hudsonian Godwit
The first few robin sightings are awesome but by the start of May they're less exciting
Rough-legged hawks have a dark belly compared to ferruginous hawks but both wear 'pants'
We were relieved to see tree swallows this year because it took longer than usual
Hudsonian godwits migrate through North America (often non-stop) and are a rare sighting in Alberta #lifer
Marbled godwit's long beak helps them get buried prey and is often covered in mud