Last year’s Vancouver City Bird…

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If you read this blog regularly, you probably already know that the Black-capped Chickadee was voted Vancouver’s City Bird a couple of weeks ago. But you may not know that last year’s City Bird was the Northwestern Crow, a species that is essentially only found in a very narrow band of land along the Pacific coast of British Columbia and Alaska. It is so close to its “first cousin” the American Crow, that many ornithologists believe they are in fact conspecific (the same species). I thought I would tip my hat to this remarkable bird with this photo I took last weekend on Stanley Park’s Third Beach in Vancouver.

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