Notes and Articles
Things I've written and highlights from the blog.
A birding perspective and analysis of Hurricane Sandy in Ontario - Holden, B.R. and K.G.D. Burrell. A birding perspective and analysis of Hurricane Sandy in Ontario, Autumn 2012. Ontario Birds. 32(1):12-22.
Black-tailed Gull: New to Ontario - Holden B.R.H. 2013. Black-tailed Gull: New to Ontario. Ontario Birds 31(1):2-9.
A Painted Bunting in my Office - Holden B.R.H. A Painted Bunting in my Office. OFO News ?? (?):5. (TBD)
Bald Eagle Flip - Holden B.R.H. 2005. Bald Eagle Flip. OFO News 23 (2):7.
Jaeger Watching at Van Wagner's Beach - Holden B.R.H. 2004. Jaeger Watching at Van Wagner's Beach. OFO News 22 (2):8-9.
A Young Birder and Photographer - Holden B.R.H. 2004. A Young Birder and Photographer. OFO News 22 (1):8-9.
White-cheeked Geese - an awkward introduction to finding Cackling Geese in Ontario Click here to read
Hornemann's Hoary Redpolls - understanding and identifying these pale beauties Click here to read
Photo Salon: Pine Grosbeaks - showing variation in Pine Grosbeaks. Comments from Peter Pyle make this useful! Click here to read
July 2013 - The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors
August 2012 - Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America
July 2012 - How to be a Better Birder
February 2012 - Avian Architecture
January 2012 - Princeton Illustrated Checklist: Birds of North America and Greenland
July 2011 - Hawks at a Distance
June 2011 - The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds
Jun 12, 2013 - I cannot stress how crazy I find this...
May 22, 2013 - Point Pelee National Park Migraiton Report
Apr 25, 2011 - Neotropic Cormorant Finder's Account
Nature Photography 104 (series): a behind the scenes look at my nature photography
Photographic year in review (the best of): 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Apr 29, 2012 - A look at Vagrant Traps around the Great Lakes
Jan 12, 2012 - Caribou Island, Lake Superior
June 28, 2011 - My take on Nature Photography Forums
Jan 4, 2011 - Sketching rare birds, and bird records committees | more sample sketches
Occurence and Identification of Hybrid Gulls in Ontario:
Herring X Great Black-backed Gull | Herring X Glaucous (Nelson's Gull) | Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull
Birds so Close, Birds so Far: (A look at nearby provincial and state bird checklists compared to Ontario): New York | Ohio | Michigan | Illinois | Wisconsin | Minnesota | Quebec | Manitoba
Future additions to the Ontario List: My predictions, #20-#11 | My predictions, #10-#1 | Comparing the Yellow-nosed Albatross to other possibilities |
Top 10 species not likely to re-occur in Ontario | Top 10 "new" species for Ontario - that are hard to identify
Personal 400 in Ontario: Jan 2011 - Part One | Feb 2013 - Part Two
Oct 16, 2011 - Trying to break the world gull species record
Rare bird reports: some of my favourite "self-found" reports sent to the Ontario Bird Record Committee
2008: Kirtland's Warbler | Little Stint
2006: Swainson's Hawk
2004: Pacific Loon | Cave Swallows (2)
2003: Black-capped Petrel
2002: Henslow's Sparrow | Brown Pelican
2001: Northern Gannet
Netitishi Point (James Bay) 2011:
Netitishi Point (James Bay) 2010:
Nov 6, 2010 - 15 Reasons we're going to Netitishi Point
Cochrane Weekend, Feb 2011:
Florida Photography Trip, March 2009:
St. Augustine Alligator Farm | Gatorland Part 1 | Fort De Soto | Fort Myers & Bunche Beach | Cape Coral - Burrowing Owls | Tigertail Beach, Marco Island | Everglades N.P. - Anhingia Trail | Everglades N.P. - Flamingo | Green Cay Nature Centre | Lake Kissimmee - Snail Kites | Gatorland Part 2 | Cruickshank Scantuary- Scrub-Jays
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