First Year Free Memberships

Free First Year Membership Offer

As always, Ontario Field Ornithologists invites and welcomes birders of all backgrounds and experience levels to join us! New this this year, OFO is offering a Free First Year Membership to people who have faced barriers that have prevented them from joining OFO or participating in birding.

These barriers may relate to factors including but not limited to: Financial; Gender; Language; Religion; Race; Being a Newcomer to Canada; Sexual Orientation; Disability, etc.

OFO Members enjoy:

  • Being part of an inclusive community of birders of all backgrounds and levels of experience
  • Ontario Birds, our journal, published three times a year in April, August and December
  • OFO NEWS, our newsletter, published three times a year in February, June and October
  • Over 70 field trips each year to birding spots throughout Ontario
  • The Annual Convention - three days of birding and fun
  • Specialized workshops to build your birding skills

Please join us!

**Questions? **Email us at diversity@ofo,ca

Winter Birding Challenge Returns!

December 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022

OFO Winter Birding Challenge


After the popularity of last year’s Winter Birding Challenge, the OFO is excited to announce it is back for another year starting December 1st and running to February 28th! Get outside to enjoy the winter; find some great birds; contribute to community science through eBird; and have a chance to win some great prizes!

This challenge will focus on birding your 5MR (5 mile radius) of your house. How many different species can you find this winter within your radius?

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to enter the Winter Birding Challenge - you do not need to be an experienced birder or a member of OFO to join in the fun.

To find out more and to register go to Events/Winter Birding Challenge.

Explore the results so far!

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