7407Re: Tundra Swans
- Jul 1, 2005Bob, what is remarkable is that even in the well travelled areas of
the province birds go unreported (yes I am as guilty of that) or
unseen. What are we missing from the less explored and more isolated
areas of the province? How come we get no input from the
proffesionals, are the rarer and endangered species not monitored by
Canadian wildlife authorities? For example, how many American White
Pelicans attempted breeding at Redberry lake last year and how
succesful were they? This forum of ours serves a remarkable service
in letting other birders know what is going on. However it seems
that once a bird has made it on to the year list or winter list they
are not reported again, some of these birds would still be of
interest to those who want to add them to their own personal lists.
I guess coming from the UK I got spoilt as there are more birders
there than the whole population of Saskatchewan covering roughly the
same area. The drawback to that is the rarity chasers make life
pretty unbearable when a rare bird does turn up....hundreds of
binoculars, telescopes and cameras focused on your back garden
trying to get a glimpse of an American Robin!!
--- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, Bob <tsb2001@s...> wrote:
> Thanks for this. This is remarkable that these Tundra Swans have
been in this area for several years. I ,too, hope they are
successful this year.
> The report from the zoo is intriguing as well.
> Take care
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