Saturday, May 7, 2022


       Our birding group met promptly at 10:00 AM and spent 2 1/2 hours in an area called Bower Woods. It's essentially a creek with a width of 2 or 3 hundred meters. However , it's heavily forested with mostly spruce and some poplar. It's just an excellent habitat for boreal birds.

      The pioneering Bower family gave this land to the city for parkland. The city has put in an excellent trail system

      My house is about 500 meters away from this stream . I've lived in this area since 1970 and have made great use of the area. Many photos I show have been taken in this area. 

      So here is the description of what we saw today. 

Bower Woods, Red Deer CA-AB 52.25039, -113.80132, Red Deer, Alberta, CA7-May-2022 9:49 AM - 12:17 PMProtocol: Traveling4.138 kilometer(s)17 species
14 observers
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)  10Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  4Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)  1American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  8Common Raven (Corvus corax)  2Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  18Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus)  8     Excavating a nest near the top of a 2 m poplar snagRuby-crowned Kinglet (Corthylio calendula)  2Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  6White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  7American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  4House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  6House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  4Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  7Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  2I did get one bird photo and a few of the birders.