Mourning Dove

mourning dove

Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)

The haunting, owl-like “hoo-hoo-hoo” is becoming increasingly common in Prince Edward Island throughout much of the year. The mourning dove, a close relation of our imported pigeon, is showing up at feeders in large numbers, a result of more people providing winter food. They respond very well to cracked corn, either fed directly on the ground or on a platform feeder.

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn a little about the night sky and get to know a few constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing. Begins at the
Oct
15
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn Walk in the Forest
Autumn Walk in the Forest
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Autumn Walk in the Forest @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Woodlands are wonderful places at any time of the year, but a forest in autumn is always special. There are still lots of birds around, the witch hazel is blooming, and many plants are showing