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Groups 113
The world’s 8600 or so species of birds are remarkable in their diversity, their mastery of flight, and their abilities as songsters, navigators, and builders. Sir Peter Scott has called them “the liveliest of living things”. Feathers distinguish birds from all other animals and are the most beautiful and remarkable of avian adaptions. My digital camera and lenses capture exquisite plumage details and aspects of flight and behavior you never see with the naked eye. All contribute to my fascination with birds and the challenges of bird photography.

Currently, 66 of the 450 species of birds which regularly raise their young or spend their non-breeding seasons in one or more of Canada's varied habitats are assessed as Endangered, Threatened, or of Special Concern. In 2012, BirdLife International concluded that 13% of the world's bird species are threatened with extinction. Birds are considered to be excellent indicators of biodiversity so this speaks loudly about the unhealthy state of life on planet Earth.

Waterfowl

Galleries 34
Modified 7-Nov-13
158 photos
Waterfowl

Hen-like Birds

Galleries 8
Modified 29-Nov-13
16 photos
Hen-like Birds

Divers

Galleries 6
Modified 25-Nov-13
12 photos
Divers

Tube-nosed Oceanic Birds

Galleries 1
Modified 26-Nov-13
1 photos
Tube-nosed Oceanic Birds

Pelicans & Relatives

Galleries 5
Modified 12-Nov-13
9 photos
Pelicans & Relatives

Cranes & Heron-like Birds

Galleries 10
Modified 25-Nov-13
18 photos
Cranes & Heron-like Birds

Hawk-like Birds & Vultures

Galleries 13
Modified 17-Apr-14
38 photos
Hawk-like Birds & Vultures

Rails, Coots & Gallinules

Galleries 5
Modified 12-Apr-14
15 photos
Rails, Coots & Gallinules

Shorebirds

Galleries 20
Modified 15-Dec-13
91 photos
Shorebirds

Gull-like Birds

Galleries 6
Modified 29-Nov-13
13 photos
Gull-like Birds

Puffins & Auk-like Birds

Galleries 4
Modified 11-Nov-13
12 photos
Puffins & Auk-like Birds

Pigeons, Doves & Parrots

Galleries 3
Modified 27-Nov-13
4 photos
Pigeons, Doves & Parrots

Owls & Nightjars

Galleries 13
Modified 5-Dec-13
55 photos
Owls & Nightjars

Woodpeckers, Toucans & Relatives

Galleries 13
Modified 29-Nov-13
42 photos
Woodpeckers, Toucans & Relatives

Hummingbirds & Nectar feeders

Galleries 4
Modified 25-Nov-13
14 photos
Hummingbirds & Nectar feeders

Kingfishers & Relatives

Galleries 3
Modified 29-Nov-13
3 photos
Kingfishers & Relatives

Trogons

Galleries 2
Modified 29-Nov-13
2 photos
Trogons

Song & Perching Birds

Galleries 63
Modified 25-Nov-13
105 photos
Song & Perching Birds