birds

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

 

A pair of Great Horn owlets pose majestically on their way to a rehabilitation centre outside the Boundary. Photo: Submitted

Man fined for keeping baby owls in his B.C. home

Investigating Conservation Officer says the man had the birds for two months

 

A rare albino crow has been found nesting in an Aldergrove backyard. (Lizzy Grimes/Special to The Star)

Rare albino crow found in Aldergrove backyard

A genetic mutation resulting in a complete lack of colour makes this bird extremely uncommon

 

On a trip to Brydon Lagoon last week, Joy Ruffeski met up with a mother goose and her babes. “Spring is a wonderful time for going for walks as you can often spot young goslings or ducklings in the numerous ponds in Langley,” she said, noting mother geese, like ducks, can prove intensely protective. “So, remembering to give the new families some distance is important.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • May 18, 2021
On a trip to Brydon Lagoon last week, Joy Ruffeski met up with a mother goose and her babes. “Spring is a wonderful time for going for walks as you can often spot young goslings or ducklings in the numerous ponds in Langley,” she said, noting mother geese, like ducks, can prove intensely protective. “So, remembering to give the new families some distance is important.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
Wildlife experts say that pine siskin birds (pictured) still carry the risk of salmonella infection. (File photo)

Clean bird feeders regularly, or take them in, B.C. experts warn as salmonella persists

Winter salmonella concern among pine siskins still a threat

Wildlife experts say that pine siskin birds (pictured) still carry the risk of salmonella infection. (File photo)
Nesting season is marked after South Surrey preserve pair welcome first egg on Feb. 24, 2021. (Hancock Wildlife Foundation)

VIDEO: South Surrey bald eagle preserve welcomes first egg, marks nesting season

Second egg is expected Saturday afternoon and the babies will hatch in April

Nesting season is marked after South Surrey preserve pair welcome first egg on Feb. 24, 2021. (Hancock Wildlife Foundation)
Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)

Victoria man creates livestream of hummingbird chicks to spread a bit of joy

Livestream will continue until the chicks fly away in March

Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)
People have noticed pine siskins dying in the area, part of a trend of larger numbers of the finch flocking to the area about every five years. The larger numbers result in crowding and increased spread of salmonella. (Wikipedia photo)

Langley birdwatchers seeing dead finch species in higher numbers

Pine siskins are in the area in larger numbers. They are prone to salmonella which is fatal for them

People have noticed pine siskins dying in the area, part of a trend of larger numbers of the finch flocking to the area about every five years. The larger numbers result in crowding and increased spread of salmonella. (Wikipedia photo)
A lazuli bunting, a North American songbird named for the gemstone lapis lazuli, was spotted in Fort Langley by Langley’s Ted Goshulak. The male bird is best recognized by its bright blue head and back, rusty-coloured breast, and white belly. This bird wasn’t alone on it’s perch for long, as a bee came in for a feeding. (Ted Goshulak/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 4, 2020
A lazuli bunting, a North American songbird named for the gemstone lapis lazuli, was spotted in Fort Langley by Langley’s Ted Goshulak. The male bird is best recognized by its bright blue head and back, rusty-coloured breast, and white belly. This bird wasn’t alone on it’s perch for long, as a bee came in for a feeding. (Ted Goshulak/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: B.C. community rallies to save snared eagle

Revelstoke climber scales tree to save the raptor

The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Aggressive peacock removed from Victoria building entrance after attacking resident

Peacock used entranceway as mating ground for months

An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
Ford the pheasant was recovered from a backyard in Aldergrove. He is now a resident of LAPS, currently up for adoption. (LAPS/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

‘Fancy’ pheasants on the loose in Aldergrove

A male Lady Amherst Pheasant named Ford was safely captured and is currently up for adoption at LAPS

Ford the pheasant was recovered from a backyard in Aldergrove. He is now a resident of LAPS, currently up for adoption. (LAPS/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.
Going from watcher to birder

Going from watcher to birder

Photographer John Gordon hosts free event for people to learn about our feathered friends

Going from watcher to birder
Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island

Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island

Wild ARC says creature likely blown off course as a result of recent storms

Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island