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  1. I think those must have been some distant flybys over the ocean or something. You get a super good handle on peeps up there, after you look at many thousands of each! What code is  SHCR? Do you mean SACR? Or STGR? And yep, the train still takes passengers. The people in Moosonee need to get back and forth somehow. They did take out the"observation car" a few years ago, which might be what you're thinking of. It was a shame too, best way to see STGR and NHOW flushing in front of the train. 

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  2. 16 hours ago, SirVive said:

    I may not belong in this room either but at least I think I'm closer than @Charlie Spencer?   Just browsing through old posts and @egosnell2002 's post caught my eye. Beautiful country up there! Drove the road headed N out of Cochrane clear to roads end at the gate of the big gold mine just to see what was up there a couple years ago on my honeymoon  (ya I know - dragged the poor wife along 300 miles of gravel roads that day).  :-))  Saw 5 cubs just crossing the road that day along with a number of adults.

    I know exactly where you're taking about, Otter Rapids I think? Or is it Abitibi Canyon, the one South of that. Never actually been, just rode through on the Polar Bear express. Never posted an update about that, but it was amazing being so remote, the scenery was beautiful and the birds were awesome. These are some of my favourite eBird lists from up there: 



    I might go back this summer, but I'll have to see what else I'm doing first! Saskatchewan breeding bird atlas starts this year, and I was considering applying to some of that. 

  3. If your interested, the OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologists) has an annual gull "convention" in Niagara. It's a good time to go cause there's so many people looking for gulls, something good usually gets found, and it's a good place to learn because lots of experts lead it! 8 species minimum, and good chances of Kittiwake, and lower chances of Black-headed and Franklin's, and anything else is possible! 

    And I agree with Glaucous ?

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  4. 22 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

    "Western" is a subspecies -- calurus

    That's not atypical for juv, dark-morph Western Red-taileds.

    I thought western referred to calurus/alascensis? Or are those two the same? Not really sure how that whole western complex works.

  5. Haven't posted on this section of the forum in a while, but here I am! I felt inspired to share my own poor photo from today ?

    Bonus points if you can ID it without looking at the list it's from:


    Not everyday you find two first and one second county records (Tern and Sabine's Gull, and Pacific Loon)! The tern is also a sixth provincial record, so extremely good! It had been seen the previous day one county over, and we coincidentally refound it while lakewatching! Talk about luck!

    Somewhat unrelated, but the results of the eBird October big day were compiled, and eBird mentioned me and my mom because we got first for Canada! Seems I've hit a little birding hot streak!

    Keep an eye out in the coming days/week as tropical storm Olga comes through the eastern states up to Ontario, it's going to bring some good birds!


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