Canada's favourite winter birds

Black-capped chickadee (Photo by Paul Turbitt)

Black-capped chickadee (Photo by Paul Turbitt)

January 30, 2014 | by Nicole Senyi | 0 Comments

Winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year, yet there is incredible beauty, if you know where to look. Birds that are usually hidden by dense foliage are revealed by the starkness of the frozen landscape. It is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of elusive birds such as the pileated woodpecker. In an otherwise white and gray landscape, birds add a much needed splash of colour.

This winter, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging Canadians to get outside and take time for nature. Many of you have shared your favourite winter past times with us, and one of the most popular is of course birding.

So we asked you, our supporters, to tell us which is your favourite winter bird. Here are a few of your answers (click on the image to enlarge and read your answers)!

  • Blue jay (Photo by Gyslaine LeBreton)
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    Blue jay (Photo by Gyslaine LeBreton)
  • Gryfalcon (Photo by Canada Eh Travel & Adventure)
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    Gryfalcon (Photo by Canada Eh Travel & Adventure)
  • Anna's hummingbird (Photo by Lulu Chris-Jansen)
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    Anna's hummingbird (Photo by Lulu Chris-Jansen)
  • Northern cardinal (Photo by Steve Byland)
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    Northern cardinal (Photo by Steve Byland)
  • Pileated woodpecker (Photo by Shelley Ball)
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    Pileated woodpecker (Photo by Shelley Ball)

 











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Nicole Senyi is the communications officer for NCC's Ontario region.

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