This site offers an eclectic collection of observations on things that are of interest or concern to many of us … my  principal aim being to share a few of life’s pleasures. These often relate to the visual arts, wildlife in general, butterflies and moths, birds (especially birds), some digital botanising with my in-house botanist (check out The Digital Botanist), walking around and taking notice of the passing world. Politically inspired comments may very occasionally interrupt the peaceful flow, but are strictly limited in number.

The Greenbirder is … Richard Gregson, repurposed/retired biologist (PhD MPhil CBiol FRSB) once from England but now proudly Canadian, past-President of Bird Protection Quebec and self-proclaimed all-round “good egg”.

Happy to answer all your questions on biological matters.

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And “Greenbirding” is? Simply the pleasant practice of going out to observe nature sans internal combustion engine. There’s a book if you wish to know more …


Available here

You might be interested in visiting the following associated websites:

The Sparroworks Wildlife Co.
Here you can discover and download a small collection of, predominantly free, guidebooks about finding birds in and around Montreal plus some related topics.Two new titles will be published shortly.

The Occasional Sparrowork 

A collection of our best photography.

Gardening with Wildlife
A weekly journal about experiences creating a suburban garden that attracts wildlife.
Follow us through the seasons. New entries are published each Sunday at noon.