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Robert Maciver, President, OFO

The top places to see spring warblers are the shoreline migrant traps along the Great Lakes such as Point Pelee, Rondeau, Long Point, Leslie Street Spit, Thickson's Woods, Presqu'ile and Prince Edward Point. Shorelines also offer easier viewing because the cold water of the Great Lakes chills the air, slowing leaf-out. Expect 20 or more warbler species on many days in May. The late Jim Baillie, ornithologist at the Royal Ontario Museum, said the best time of day for May warblers is between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. because one must wait until the sun warms emerging leaves and insects. See the Spring Warbler Migration Guide in the Articles and Reports section Spring Warbler Migration Guide.

Photo Galleries Changed

The Photo Galleries have been completely rewritten. You will find the navigation faster and we have added the ability to use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the photos.

The process for adding photographs has been streamlined so you will see your submitted photographs appearing on the site much more quickly.

Please note that bookmarks made for the old galleries will fail and will have to be created again.

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Next Field Trips

April 19 (Saturday) Point Pelee National Park Spring

Leader: Ellen Smout

April 21 (Monday) Prince Edward County

Leader: Mike Burrell, Tyler Hoar

April 26 (Saturday) Minesing Swamp

Leader: Dave Milsom

April 27 (Sunday) Rondeau Provincial Park

Leader: Maris Apse, Donald Pye

... more info

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News and Updates

Point Pelee Regional Report

Alan Wormington has supplied us with his 2013 report on the Point Pelee region. To access the report click on the icon

New OBRC Reporting Areas

There are now three reporting areas for Ontario: Hudson Bay, Central and South. Please see the various Ontario Checklist pages. A map is included there to show area boundaries.

Older Issues Viewable by Public

Older issues of Ontario Birds and OFO Newsletter are now available for public viewing in the Library. More recent issues (with a padlock symbol) require members to log in before they can be viewed or downloaded.

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