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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.
There are new photos of Ruffed Grouse, Dark-eyed Junco, Lark Sparrow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Pine Warbler, Green Heron, Spruce Grouse, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Fish Crow and Red-necked Grebe in the current gallery.
Next Field Trips
April 18 (Saturday) Algonquin Provincial Park with Ron Tozer
April 18 (Saturday) Point Pelee National Park with Ellen Smout
April 19 (Sunday) Prince Edward County (Trip ends early afternoon) with Mike Burrell
April 25 (Saturday) Minesing Swamp with Dave Milsom
OFO Shorebird Viewing
OFO will be at the Hillman Marsh Shorebird Cell on May 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16 May this year. Check out the poster here
OFO in the News
Paul Nicholson is also an OFO member who writes for the London Free Press. He has mentioned OFO in his articles more than once.
Point Pelee sales
OFO merchandise will be for sale at Point Pelee on the weekend of May 15-18.
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