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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.
Next Field Trips
August 9 (Sunday) Durham Region and Lake Ontario Marshes with Rayfield Pye, John Stirrat
August 23 (Sunday) Palgrave, Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons with Dave Milsom
August 30 (Sunday) Rock Point Provincial Park and Eastern Lake Erie Shore with John Black, Dan Salisbury
September 5 (Saturday) Toronto Islands with Jay Peterson
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.
Please click here to register for the OFO Annual Convention in Point Pelee, 2-4 October.
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