birds

A rare albino crow has been found nesting in an Aldergrove backyard. (Lizzy Grimes/Special to The Star)

Rare albino crow found in Aldergrove backyard

A genetic mutation resulting in a complete lack of colour makes this bird extremely uncommon

 

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

 

An osprey nesting platform has been installed in Abbotsford’s Willband Creek Park. (Submitted)

Osprey nesting platform installed in Abbotsford’s Willband Creek Park

Partnership between Abbotsford/Mission Nature Club and city of Abbotsford leads to new structure

 

Wildlife experts say that pine siskin birds (pictured) still carry the risk of salmonella infection. (File photo)

Clean bird feeders regularly, or take them in, B.C. experts warn as salmonella persists

Winter salmonella concern among pine siskins still a threat

Wildlife experts say that pine siskin birds (pictured) still carry the risk of salmonella infection. (File photo)
Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)

Victoria man creates livestream of hummingbird chicks to spread a bit of joy

Livestream will continue until the chicks fly away in March

Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)
The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: B.C. community rallies to save snared eagle

Revelstoke climber scales tree to save the raptor

The eagle has been struck in a tree, upside down for over a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Robin chicks sitting in their umbrella-canopy nest (left). The mother Robin perched on top of her eggs (top right). The first egg laid in the nest (bottom right). Submitted photos.

VIDEO: Mission woman watches Robin family grow, learn to fly from patio-umbrella nest

Erin Scott captures Robin chicks come of age, from hatching eggs to first flights

Robin chicks sitting in their umbrella-canopy nest (left). The mother Robin perched on top of her eggs (top right). The first egg laid in the nest (bottom right). Submitted photos.
An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Aggressive peacock removed from Victoria building entrance after attacking resident

Peacock used entranceway as mating ground for months

An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
The mother robin perched on top of her nest beneath the canopy of a patio umbrella. Facebook photo.

Robin finds odd place to lay eggs in Mission backyard

Mother bird lays three blue eggs beneath patio umbrella, despite being surrounded by trees

The mother robin perched on top of her nest beneath the canopy of a patio umbrella. Facebook photo.
Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on Abbotsford road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road

Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.
Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island

Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island

Wild ARC says creature likely blown off course as a result of recent storms

Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island