The following articles have been published on The Canadian Nature Photographer website.
Warblers at their best
Warblers display their most colourful plumage in the spring, as they head towards their breeding grounds in northern areas. It is also easier to see and photograph them as they congregate along predictable migration routes. Some places, like Magee Marsh and Point Pelee, are well known as regular “stop over” during that migration.
Fall wildlife in Saskatchewan
What started as a trip to search for whooping cranes during their fall migration in Saskatchewan ended up as a full nature experience with sightings of close to 60 species of birds and a number of mammals including deer, moose, coyote, prairie dog, cottontail and even a weasel.
Great photo ops during spring migration
The spring migration of birds in North America offers many opportunities for photography. A trip to Point Pelee National Park during the Festival of Birds in early May has become a yearly event for us. Point Pelee is the southernmost point of Canada, reaching into Lake Erie at the same latitude as northern California. This point is along primary bird migration routes and is often described as a critical area for birds migrating northward in the spring.
Colourful birds of Columbia
With around 1900 species of birds, Colombia is an excellent destination for bird watching and photography. During a 5-day trip in the Andes, we saw 183 species of birds including hummingbirds, tanagers, antpittas, antshrikes, guans, flowerpiercers and much more. The tour brought us to Cameguadua marsh, Los Nevados National Park, Rio Blanco Watershed at Manizales and El Recinto del Pensamiento Ecopark in the Central Andes of Colombia.
Birds and Wildlife of Botswana
In the fall of 2014, our journey in southern Africa ended with a visit to Botswana, known as one of Africa’s great destination for ecotourism. This is a place where birds and wildlife are abundant and can be seen at close range in their natural environment. Botswana’s conservation and protection programs have been successful in the battle against poaching and its policy of low volume/high cost tourism (also described as high yield/low impact) has helped to preserve its wilderness.