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Welcome to the world of Birds ~ Armchair birding via upclose videos. Adding quality to our life one bird at a time.
Seniors enjoy the gift of healthy memory activity they recieve from watching the theatre of nature. Test yourself to see how many birds you can remember. All shut-ins love the challenge of birdwatching from their windows, TV and computers.
Learn to identify the birds and they will soon feel like new friends.
We can only live one moment at a time. The birds will help us enjoy it as it reduces the fear that comes with memory loss.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Introduction to the Most Common Vancouver, BC Birds

Armchair birdwatching is a new activity for many and so I am going to start this bird series with a review of what is the most common in the Greater Vancouver area.
The Greater Vancouver area is from the International Boundary (including Point Roberts, WA) North to 49°. 35' N West to the eastern shoreline of Howe Sound (including Bowen Island) and to the middle of the Strait of Georgia. East to 122° 33' W (260th St. in Langley and Maple Ridge) including all of Golden Ears Provincial Park. Nature Vancouver

You will enjoy seeing your local birds upclose on the videos from youtube.

Try this memory exercise --- Challenge yourself to remember the birds.

1. Canada Goose all year. Common.

2. Mallard Duck all year. Common.

photo Cornell webcam screenshot
3. Great Blue Heron all year. Common.

4. Glaucous-winged Gull all year. Common.

5. Rock Pigeon all year. Common.

6. Northwestern Crow all year. Common.

7. Black-capped Chickadee all year. Common.

8. Chestnut-backed Chickadee all year. Common.

9. Bushtit all year. Common.

10. Pacific Wren all year. Common.

Memory exercise - How many birds can you remember?

11. Golden Crowned Kinglet all year. Common.

12. American Robin all year. Common.

13. European Starling all year. Common.

14. Spotted Towhee all year. Common.

15. Song Sparrow all year. Common.

16. White-crowned Sparrow all year. Common.

17. Dark-eyed Junco all year. Common.

18. Red-winged Blackbird all year. Common.

19. Brewer's Blackbird all year. Common.

20. House Finch all year. Common.

21. Pine Siskin all year. Common.

All the photographs are either mine (gramabarb) or public domain from wikipedia.

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