What’s a Grebe?

This is the latest instalment in our series of articles on the remarkable diversity of birds that visit Mayne Island’s shores in winter.  Grebes Grebes are similar to loons, superficially, but are smaller, have lobed toes (as opposed to webbed) set far back on their bodies, and have longer, thinner Read more…

Band-tailed Pigeon. Photo: Jerry McFarland

Something to Coo About

The Pigeons and Doves of Mayne Island Birds provide a rich contribution to our island soundscape through their songs, calls and other sounds.  We have three representatives of the pigeon and dove family which contribute the wonderful cooing sounds we can hear through out the forests, shorelines and gardens of Mayne Read more…