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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 here.
Next Field Trips
March 29 (Sunday) Spring Waterfowl Migration East of Ottawa with Bob Cermak
April 5 (Sunday) Peterborough Area with Dave Milsom
April 18 (Saturday) Algonquin Provincial Park with Ron Tozer
April 18 (Saturday) Point Pelee National Park with Ellen Smout
Beamer open house sales
OFO merchandise will be available for purchase on Good Friday at the Beamer Hawk Watch open house.
Point Pelee sales
OFO merchandise will be for sale at Point Pelee on the weekend of May 15-18.
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