Tags : Birds

Nature Centre warning against hand feeding birds

Hand feeding wild birds has become a problem in our city. That is according to the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. Officials there say they have received a large number of reports of people hand feeding birds in city parks along with an increase in social media posts of the same kind. Jessica Deacon-Rodgers, the program […]Read More

Alberta farm taking precautions against Avian influenza

With the confirmed cases of Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, an Alberta farmer says domestic poultry don’t have natural immunity against the virus which is carried and spread by wild birds such as waterfowl and shorebirds. Charlotte Wasylik with Chatsworth Farm says they are doing their best to protect their flocks with proper […]Read More

Birds of a feather flock together

Bird lovers in our community are set for a treat. The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is featuring a new exhibition with a focus on needle felted birds. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the artist says she hopes this exhibit showcases the beautiful birds that flock to southern Alberta and the species that are most at […]Read More

Campus Bird Checklist created by U of L master’s student

The University of Lethbridge has released a new Campus Bird Checklist as a way to get the community involved and to explore local surroundings. Master’s student, Samantha Krause helped with the initiative documenting over 135 different species of birds at various times on campus. The team used an E-Bird software to document and keep track […]Read More