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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, Iroquois Shoreline in Heber Down Conservation Area, 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.
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Next Field Trips
October 4 (Saturday) Hamilton, Burlington and Vicinity
Leader: Len Manning
October 5 (Sunday) Westmeath Provincial Park and Lac Dore
Leader: Mark Gawn
October 19 (Sunday) Durham Waterfront
Leader: Geoff Carpentier
October 19 (Sunday) Amherst and Wolfe Islands and Kingston Area
Leader: Mike Burrell
Gull ID Workshop Niagara Falls Saturday, 29 November, 2014
Gulls are fascinating and challenging and the Niagara River is one of the top places in the world to see them. This presentation will help you appreciate the 21 species of gulls in Ontario and at Niagara, with tips on identification, plumages, and where and when to see rarities. Please register to help us keep track of numbers. There is no charge for the Workshop.
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