Bird Conservation in Action at Riverside Wetlands

May 19, 2015
Electoral Area C

In early June, Environment Canada scientists will be visiting the Riverside Wetlands to study the Veery - identifying, banding, and affixing geolocators to these birds, to learn more about their breeding and migration patterns.

Although the Veery may appear to be another one of those “small brown birds”, you probably heard its call at dusk.

The name "Veery" was inspired by the song that males use to defend territory. A series of variations on veer, the song descends slightly in pitch, and resonates as if whirling around inside a metal pipe. A group of nineteenth-century observers called it “an inexpressibly delicate metallic utterance…accompanied by a fine trill which renders it truly seductive.”

Visit Cornell Lab of Ornithology to learn more about the Veery.

Also, Environment Canada – Migratory Birds Monitoring and Reporting

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