Myrna Pearman, manager and biologist at the Ellis Bird Farm (EBF) in southern Alberta, is updating EBF’s now out-of-print Winter Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide. The revised book, to be called Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide, will cover the feeding of wild birds through all seasons for the province of Alberta.
Myrna is looking for photographs of the following species to include in the book:
Baltimore Oriole (male and female)
Gray –crowned Rosy-finch
Preferably on/at feeding stations or birdbaths:
Weasel, any species
Northern or Loggerhead Shrike
Red-winged Blackbird (male and female)
Bald Eagle on roadkill
Townsend’s Solitaire at a birdbath
Mobbing behaviour by feeder birds
Crows washing/dipping food in a birdbath
Any bird bathing in winter
Any bird drinking at a birdbath
Any bird eating grit/oyster shell/eggshells
Feeder bird (preferably Blue Jay) in moult
Displacement behaviour at a feeding station
Cat at or around feeder, or with bird or small mammal in mouth
Woodpeckers pecking at siding/window sills (causing damage)
Any interesting/unusual feeder bird/birdbath behaviour
If you have photos of some of the species listed, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2015. The final photo selection for the book is February 28, 2015.
Selected photos will be published in the book, and the photographer will be credited and will also receive a complimentary copy of the guide.
The guide is expected to be published in May 2015.
Here’s a photo I submitted — a Harris’s Sparrow from 2013,