FRIDAY, 15 JULY 2011
Our Haida Gwaii Birds
Welcome to our on-line birding journal about the birds we see on Haida Gwaii
We, Peter Hamel and Margo Hearne have, birded the islands since 1982 and keep detailed records of what we see. We wrote the first bar-graph “Checklist of Birds of Haida Gwaii” in 2002. The checklist was designed by Masset artist Janet Baker. More species could be added to the list since then. Checklists are available through our email address firstname.lastname@example.org ($4)
Many rare birds showed up on island in 2010. Peter found and identified a Prothonotary Warbler outside his office in Masset in September; Margo photographed it.
Margo also published the first book on the nesting songbirds of the islands “Small Birds Cling to Bare Branches – Nesting Songbirds of Haida Gwaii” with delightful, original illustrations by island artist Janetta Pirt.The book also comes complete with charts of the results of Breeding Bird Surveys since 1987. Copies can be ordered from email@example.com and are available for $30 each which includes tax, shipping and handling.