The Sparroworks Wildlife Co. is a personal non-profit venture supporting wildlife and conservation organisations in Québec and elsewhere … especially those focussed on birds and birding.
We work with the oldest wildlife charity in Canada (Bird Protection Quebec - currently serving as its President), the Friends of the Morgan Arboretum (Director) and the McGill Birding Observatory (volunteer data cruncher) as well as having several conservation based irons in the fire with other projects such the promotion of Greenbirding. You can find out about these by following these links.
We take photographs and we publish occasional books – sometimes with real publishing houses. We build charity websites and manage internet ventures for some of the conservation organisations we support.
There is a quite personal Journal on this site (OK, it’s a blog) – originally intended to be nothing more than a personal aide memoire of birding events and sightings it has evolved over the past six years to include discussions on other topics such as bread, gardening, photography and other things that interest us – but still it is mostly concerned with wildlife topics. Lots of pictures.
We originally came from England so we rather “have” to garden, it’s expected of us … and we enjoy it. We also have to eat and so, amongst other things, we bake bread. This is a good place to jot down some successes and share recipes and comments with our friends and supporters. Fairly low-key though, it’s not the main point of the website.
An interesting quotation (quoted from the NYT – April 2013) …
A BIRD-WATCHER is a kind of pious predator. To see a new bird is to capture it, metaphorically, and a rare bird is a kind of trophy. A list of birds seen on a given day is also a form of prayer, a thanksgiving for being alive at a certain time and place. Posting that list online is a 21st-century form of a votive offering. It’s unclear what deity presi
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