Welcome to the OFO website. If it's Ontario birds that you are interested in, then you've come to the right place. While you're here you can see Photo Galleries of recent sightings, find out about Upcoming Field Trips, view the official Ontario Checklist, read our Code of Ethics, Become a Member, and much more. Enjoy the experience.

Lynne Freeman, President, OFO

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.

Recent Photos

There are new photos of Western Sandpiper, Spruce Grouse and Le Conte's Sparrow in the current gallery.

There are new photos of Le Conte's Sparrow, Eastern Screech-Owl, Cattle Egret, Redhead and Brant in the checklist gallery.

Winter Finch Forecast

The Winter Finch Forecast for 2016-2017, written by Ron Pittaway, is now available here. Be sure to check out this valuable resource!

OFO Convention Results

An amazing 181 species were found at the OFO convention. See the complete list on the convention page.

In Memoriam Alan Wormington

With the passing of Alan Wormington on Saturday, September 3, the birding community lost a superb ornithologist, researcher, mentor and teacher. An OFO fund will be created in Alan's name to ensure that his legacy lives on. If you wish to donate to this fund, please go to the Donations page and check the box for Donation Type 'Donation in Memory of Alan Wormington'.

Thank you.

OFO Gull Weekend

The OFO Gull Weekend is coming up at Niagara Falls in December. This is a very popular event so be sure to register early for the evening event and the daytime Gull Trip led by Jean Iron and Ron Tozer.

Click for Gull weekend info. You can register here.

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