Excitement is building as we make our way through the month of February here in the wonderful world of birding. As we progress through the winter months here in the Ottawa area, sightings of our winter finches and colourful cardinals are everywhere.
As we continue to move toward the spring, our anticipation and focus moved towards the songbirds that will soon fill our mornings and our feeders as warmer weather arrives.
As we await the spring season, winter is a time for some of the most important citizen-backed programs in the birding world. While there are many researchers and biologists out there that do wonderful work for our birds and other wildlife, without the help of millions of global citizens, their jobs would be much more difficult.