Send your answers to admin@archiveatlantic dot com and we will enter you in the draw for a bird print of your choice. Start from page one and list from left to right. [pdf-embedder url=”https://archiveatlantic.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/815bf-coastal-birds_-can-you-identify-these-40-reasons.pdf” title=”COASTAL BIRDS_ Can you identify these 40 … Continue reading A CHALLENGE: Can you identify these 40 coastal birds?
J.D. Irving fined $60,000, pleads guilty to destroying heron nests. Originally published Monday, 9:48 PM 2008 AT CBC News (Original deleted at CBC) Forestry giant J.D. Irving Ltd. was fined $60,000 after pleading guilty Monday to destroying a blue heron habitat … Continue reading LOOKING BACK 10 YEARS: Irving Fined for Destroying Heron Nests
A collection of coastal bird images from contributors to the blog “I Love Quoddy Wild” and public domain sources. Compiled by Art MacKay, December 2016 Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic: Peterson Field Guide to … Continue reading SEABIRDS: 40 Good reasons to protect our part of the Atlantic Ocean
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus On April 22, 2008, Joyce Morrell of Campobello sent around a photo of a single drake at Head Harbour Light House. That reminded me of a very short story about one of the most beautiful of the … Continue reading BIRDS: How the beautiful Harlequin Duck stalled a development in the Bay of Fundy
Larus philadelphia (Ord) Photo Wikipedia These beautiful little gulls are distinguished by their slaty black hood contrasting with white plumage and a back and wings of pearly gray. The bill is black and the legs and feet orange-red. They … Continue reading MARINE LIFE – BIRDS – The Beautiful Bonaparte’s Gull
As the Gulf of Maine continues to warm, massive changes are happening. The Portland Press Herald has produced a series of significant articles about the warming trend in the Gulf of Maine and how it is impacting the lives of … Continue reading ISSUES: The Gulf of Maine is one of the fastest warming spots on Earth – What does it mean?
KITTIWAKES NESTING – WHITE HORSE ISLAND Many years ago now, Kittiwakes started nesting on one of our Quoddy Islands. This painting was inspired by that event. Available from Fine Art america as : Wall Art, Art Prints & Framed Prints, Home Decor, … Continue reading ARTWORK: Kittiwakes Nesting
Puffins and Machias Seal Island – The Island that Canada Maintains and the USA Claims First posted 2008. Updated December 2018 Everyone loves the Puffin. With its unique, colorful beak and contrasting body colors, most folks think its … Continue reading MARINE BIRD LIFE – The Fabulous Puffin and the Disputed Island
Black Guillemot The unobtrusive little Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is one of my favourite marine birds from the Bay of Fundy area. I first encountered them up close in 1960 when I was doing research on Outer Wood Island off … Continue reading MARINE BIRD LIFE – Black Guillemot
Most years there are reports of the Dovekie (Little Auk) showing up in the Bay of Fundy. Only about 20 cm long this tiny little bird often confuses locals and visitors alike. Have you seen this fascinating little bird? … Continue reading BIRDS: Have you seen the Little Auk or Dovekie?
Have you noticed that swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills are missing from our sky? Shane Fowler · Reporter · CBC NewsMarch 14, 2018 A new recently published study looking at the diets of some bird species over the last century found … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?