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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.
There are recent trips reports for Rock Point Provincial Park and Eastern Lake Erie Shore, Palgrave, Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons and Durham Region and Lake Ontario Marshes on the current trip reports page.
Next Field Trips
September 3 (Saturday) Lake Huron Flyway North with James Turland, Alfred Raab
September 3 (Saturday) Toronto Islands with Jay Peterson
September 4 (Sunday) Ottawa (all day to 5 pm ) with Jeff Skevington
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.
2016 Convention - September 23-25 Kingston
Please click here to go to the member site to register for this year's convention.
Please note that the 1-800-267-7780 number given in the brochure for the Ambassador hotel does not work - it should read 1-800-267-7880 instead. You can also call the 613-548-3605 number.
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