Find the Owls – Answers!

Erik BruhnkeBird Finding Tips, General News and Info, quiz birds1 Comment

Here is the same photo that was posted earlier this morning… this time with both owls pointed out. The small, brown Northern Saw-whet Owl is tucked away on the left side of the picture, whereas the Boreal Owl is sleeping away on the right. Kudos to everyone that spotted these owls. I am thankful and very privileged to live in such a … Read More

Find the Owls

Erik BruhnkeGeneral News and Info, quiz birds3 Comments

Can you find the two owls in this photo? This photo was taken last month along the shoreline of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. There is a Boreal Owl in this photo as well as a Northern Saw-whet Owl.  Click the image for a larger view of this photo. The answer is posted here. Have fun!

A Spectacle of Boreal Owls

Erik BruhnkeBirding, Rarities1 Comment

Owls captivate our hearts and minds. Their flight feathers that have a soft, delicate leading-edge to muffle the sound of their wingbeats, they produce a haunting and beautiful series of calls, and have a hypnotic beauty that draws birders of all skill levels; from the beginning nature-lover, to the most-avid birder. Owls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, … Read More

Owling in Ottawa – Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, Listing, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

After a successful morning of birding around Ottawa we drove to where we had gotten a tip about a continuing Boreal Owl. I was asked by the local birders not to say the exact location details but I would still like to share the story of what happened. We arrived a little after 1pm and began searching the area of … Read More