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Southern Ontario has some of the finest fall hawkwatching sites in North America. Northwest winds are best, pushing hawks to the shorelines of Lakes Ontario and Erie as they fly southwest to exit Ontario south of Windsor. Lake Ontario sites are Cranberry Marsh in Whitby, Rosetta McClain Gardens on the Scarborough Bluffs, and Toronto's High Park. Lake Erie sites are Port Burwell Provincial Park, Hawk Cliff near Port Stanley, and Holiday Beach Conservation Area near Amherstburg. See the Fall Hawk Watching Guide in the Articles and Reports section here.
There are new photos of Sandhill Crane, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Merganser, Merlin, Nashville Warbler, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Black-crowned Night-Heron and Spotted Sandpiper in the checklist gallery.
Next Field Trips
October 19 (Saturday) Durham Waterfront with Geoff Carpentier
October 19 (Saturday) Ottawa River with Tony Beck
October 20 (Sunday) Point Pelee National Park with Jeremy Hatt
October 26 (Saturday) and October 27 (Sunday) Fall Birding on the Bruce Peninsula with Martin Parker, Kathy Parker
Gull Celebration Weekend
This year's Gull Celebration Weekend is Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1. Please register now for the Peninsula Field Naturalists field trip and the Gull Quiz. Register now!
The Gull ID Workshop with Amar Ayyash is full.
There are recent trips reports for Ottawa West, Colonel Sam Smith Park and Western Lake Ontario, Point Pelee National Park, Kettle Point and Inland Lagoons, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Fall Birding at Moosonee, Toronto Islands, Palgrave and Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons and Birds of Moonbeam, Cochrane Area on the current trip reports page.
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