Carden Alvar Index

Ontario's Grassland and Shrubland Bird Capital

Loggerhead Shrike on Wylie Road on 25 June 2008

 

2017

The Couchiching Conservancy's Passport to Nature outing on Wylie Road on the Carden Alvar, morning of 10 June 2017

 

More exploring the Carden Alvar on the afternoon of 10 June 2017

 

Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 10 April 2017

 

2016

Carden Alvar Important Bird Area - new welcome sign near south end of Wylie Road

 

Carden Alvar on 27 and 29 May 2016

 

Carden Alvar page 2 on 27 May 2016 - Prairie Smoke, Smooth Green Snake & more

 

Banded Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

 

VIDEO Singing Chorus Frogs on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

 

2015

Yellow Rail singing at Sedge Wren Marsh on the Carden Alvar on 29 April 2015. See also Birding Guide to the Carden Alvar

 
 

2014

Carden Alvar Wildlife in 2014

 

Announcement: Carden Alvar Provincial Park is proclaimed.

 

Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 24 April 2014

 

Wilson's Snipe on the Carden Alvar on 13 April 2014 - photo and video link

 

2013

Carden Alvar Wildlife on 14 June 2013

 

Carden Alvar birds, flowers and a butterfly on 5 June 2013

 

Carden Alvar Birds on 20 May 2013 - Prairie Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Upland Sandpiper and Bluebird Box 10

 

Carden Alvar Birding Guide - by Ron Pittaway

 

2012

Loggerhead Shrike family group on the Carden Alvar, on 16 June 2012

 

Showy Lady's Slippers, Grasshopper Sparrow and butterflies on the Carden Alvar on 16 June 2012

 

Wonderful news - proposal for establishment of the 1917 hectare (4737 acres) Carden Alvar Provincial Park is posted on the Ontario Government's Environmental Registry

 

Yellow Rails win Carden Cup in 2012 Carden Challenge with 132 species. I raised $11,000 for bird conservation on the Carden Alvar.

 

Loggerhead Shrikes on the Carden Alvar. 25 March 2012

 

I am honoured to be the Celebrity Birder in the 2012 Carden Challenge.

 

Loggerhead Shrikes on the Carden Alvar. 25 March 2012

 

Carden Alvar Loggerhead Shrike wintering in Virginia. Note by Jean Iron and Ron Pittaway in February 2012 OFO News.

Update: Steve Coari of Virginia Beach Audubon saw the Loggerhead Shrike in the same spot on 2 March 2012.

 

2011

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recognition Dinner article October 2011 OFO News by Dan Bone

 

We hope we can raise enough money to purchase Bluebird Ranch at the entry to Wylie Road. Update: Success. Purchased October 2011

 

Carden Alvar - Loggerhead Shrike, Bobolink, Golden-winged Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Virginia Rail and Cattle on 27 May 2011

 

Carden Alvar - Least Bittern, Upland Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Ospreys and More on 30 April 2011

 

2010

Carden Alvar 2010 page 6 - Birds in late June and early July 2010

Carden Alvar 2010 page 5 - Butterflies in June and early July 2010

Carden Alvar 2010 page 4 - Biodiversity in June and early July 2010

Carden Alvar 2010 page 3 - Birds and Milbert's Tortoiseshell on 11 June 2010

Carden Alvar 2010 page 2 - Birds and flowers on 5 and 6 June 2010

Carden Alvar 2010 page 1 - Birds, Blanding's Turtles and More. 28 and 30 May 2010

 

2009

Carden Alvar in June and early July 2009. Three pages of photos.

 

2008

Carden Alvar - Ontario's Grassland and Scrubland Bird Capital on 19 June 2008.

 

2007

Carden Alvar page 2 - Ontario's Grassland and Shrubland Bird Capital, 8 and 9 June 2007

Carden Alvar page 1 - Ontario's Grassland and Shrubland Bird Capital, May 2007

Wilson's Snipe on Wylie Road on the Carden Alvar on 20 April 2007

 

2006

Henslow's Sparrow on the Carden Alvar on 30 June 2006.

 

2005

Carden Alvar four photos of some Carden specialties on 1 July 2005