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To: C Ryan
Of: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Available: Anytime
Language: French/English

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C Ryan
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Available: Anytime
Language: French/English

I am a television writer-director. I work mostly in French and have done as much nature related work as I had a chance to get. In fact one of my documentaries titled 'Migrations' has recently won first prize at an international film festival in France. As for birding well I have been very active at it for about 14 years and am a member of several naturalist clubs in New-Brunswick as well as national and international birding and nature oriented organizations ( BSC, Nature Canada, ABA, Audubon etc.) I am also presently serving on the New-Brunswick Bird Records committee. Now on to more interesting things. Birding in and around Moncton can be great. We are in fact ideally situated right smack in between two very different and ecologically rich bodies of water; the Bay of Fundy to our West and the Northumberland Strait to our East. And as these two are migration pathways well when you want to go birding the first question is always which way do I want to go because within 50 km either ways you can be in very interesting habitat. Closer to Moncton the presence of the tidal Petitcodiac river, the large salt water marshes that surround it and the close by Acadian type forest also provide interesting habitats. And if you want to venture a bit further well the ferry to Grand Manan Island (were anything is possible at any time) is just a couple of hours away. With all of this the biggest problem for me is, as I am sure it is in many other places, to find enough time to get out there and enjoy mother nature's beautiful offerings. Bird on!! Last year I wrote to say how wonderful it was to bird in Newfoundland with Anne Hughes. This year, another great Birdingpal experience . . . well, two experiences, actually, with the same Pal. In the spring, and again this past week, I birded the Moncton area with Roger Leblanc, an absolutely exemplary guide and companion: knowledgeable, hugely generous, tireless, a consummate naturalist and artist who is always ready to go the extra mile. Not just a Birdingpal, but a fine new friend. Thanks, Birdingpal! skip.shand(AT)

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