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Lynne Freeman, President, OFO

July and August are the time to see southbound shorebirds migrating from the Arctic. The shorelines of the Great Lakes and sewage lagoons are the best places to watch them. Adult shorebirds migrate south before the juveniles, which follow three or four weeks later. Overall numbers often peak about the third week of August when it is possible to see over 20 species in a day at key locations such as Rock Point Provincial Park on Lake Erie and Presqu'ile Provincial Park on Lake Ontario. See Southbound Shorebirds in the Articles and Reports section here.

Recent Photos

There are new photos of and American White Pelican in the current gallery.

There are new photos of and Black-crowned Night-Heron in the checklist gallery.

Gull Weekend Workshop

Please click here to register for the Saturday evening workshop that is part of the OFO Gull Weekend at Niagara Falls over the weekend of 28-29 November.

Annual Convention

Please click here to register for the OFO Annual Convention in Point Pelee, 2-4 October.

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