Next stop, the Amazon. How local songbirds remind us that the world is much smaller than it seems

Every fall the veery travels more than 14,000 kilometres — from its summer home in the Pemberton valley to the jungles of the Amazon rainforest. Reading Joel Barde's recent Pique piece reminded me of learning about this project from our birding correspondent John Tschopp. One summer, university researchers caught three veeries from Tschopp’s property and … Continue reading Next stop, the Amazon. How local songbirds remind us that the world is much smaller than it seems

Prettiest valley in the world? It just might be. Dave Steers offers exhibit A to make the case.

Pretty as a picture. So goes the saying. And when an app can render a photograph of the Pemberton Valley as a painting, you kind of see where the saying comes from. Thanks to Dave Steers for sharing his work. Flashback to earlier posts for other renderings of local scenery: Nairn Falls splintering into a … Continue reading Prettiest valley in the world? It just might be. Dave Steers offers exhibit A to make the case.

Chicken Coops are the avian version of the Tiny House movement – trending in a big way, according to John Tschopp’s latest update

I sat down with John Tschopp earlier this year - he and his neighbour had had a close encounter with a hawk that got entangled in the wire of a chicken coop on New Year's Day, and we figured that my column needed a bit more bloodshed and drama. I've been gleefully receiving John's birding … Continue reading Chicken Coops are the avian version of the Tiny House movement – trending in a big way, according to John Tschopp’s latest update