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Bluebirds are returning to Ellis Bird Farm in greater numbers, and are nesting again. (Black Press file photo)

Bluebirds are once again flocking to the Ellis Bird Farm, near Joffre

A spring bird count is showing a recovery underway, since a 2008 spring blizzard

 

FILE - A chicken looks in the barn at Honey Brook Farm in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., on April 18, 2022. An outbreak of avian flu is forcing farmers to cull their flocks and leading to concerns about even higher food prices. While it doesn’t pose much of a threat to humans, the outbreak is prompting a new wave of some of the same conspiracy theories that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lindsey Shuey/Republican-Herald via AP, File)

VIDEO: Bird flu hatches conspiracy theories amid COVID-19

Conspiracy theorists claim bird flu isn’t real and emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Mayzie the Canada goose returned to nest in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)

Goslings born on Red Deer balcony

Canadian geese return to raise another family

Mayzie the Canada goose returned to nest in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)
Mayzie the Canada goose is back nesting in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)

Canada goose back nesting on Red Deer balcony

Third year in a row geese return

Mayzie the Canada goose is back nesting in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)
A killdeer was seen at River Bend Golf Course during the 2020 Central Alberta Christmas Bird Count. (Black Press file photo by Linda Shaw)
A killdeer was seen at River Bend Golf Course during the 2020 Central Alberta Christmas Bird Count. (Black Press file photo by Linda Shaw)
So far a few more robbins made it into the central Alberta Christmas Bird Count. (File photo by Tim McKibben)

Christmas bird count tally underway for central Alberta

Watching out for changes in bird populations

So far a few more robbins made it into the central Alberta Christmas Bird Count. (File photo by Tim McKibben)
An old windmill at the Ellis Bird Farm, northeast of Red Deer, was fitted with a Motus Network bird monitoring station. It’s the first tower that tracks bird migrations in Alberta. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Ellis Bird Farm gets province’s first avian migration monitoring station

An old windmill was converted into a Motus Network tower

An old windmill at the Ellis Bird Farm, northeast of Red Deer, was fitted with a Motus Network bird monitoring station. It’s the first tower that tracks bird migrations in Alberta. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Family and friends of the late Jim Boyd came out to a rededication the refurbished purple martin birdhouses he donated to Ellis Bird Farm. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press Media)

Refurbished shelters a tribute to bird lover

Purple Martin birdhouse rededication highlights celebration

Family and friends of the late Jim Boyd came out to a rededication the refurbished purple martin birdhouses he donated to Ellis Bird Farm. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press Media)
The Medicine River Wildlife Centre has been looking for a Merlin mother to adopt an orphan that was brought to the facility. (Photo from Facebook)

Yard work is disturbing more birds

Medicine River Wildlife Centre taking in more babies

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre has been looking for a Merlin mother to adopt an orphan that was brought to the facility. (Photo from Facebook)
Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds
A Ponoka-area resident shared his photo of mountain bluebirds. (Photo by Murray Mackay)

First day of spring has arrived

Mountain bluebirds regular visitors to central Alberta

A Ponoka-area resident shared his photo of mountain bluebirds. (Photo by Murray Mackay)
Bird populations are doing well in Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, in a Jan. 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Birds flocking to national parks in the Canadian Rockies

BANFF, Alta. — It turns out tourists aren’t the only ones who…

Bird populations are doing well in Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, in a Jan. 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Birds at the Ellis Bird Farm jumped in and out of nests during the site’s 2018 Bluebird Festival. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Birds at the Ellis Bird Farm jumped in and out of nests during the site’s 2018 Bluebird Festival. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Ellis Bird Farm is hosting a Nature Day Camp for children on July 18. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Ellis Bird Farm is hosting a Nature Day Camp for children on July 18. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s osprey cam celebrities are back

Red Deer’s osprey cam celebrities are back

FortisAlberta has webcam set up at nest created as part of avian protection program

Red Deer’s osprey cam celebrities are back