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Southern Ontario has some of the finest fall hawkwatching sites in North America. Northwest winds are best, pushing hawks to the shorelines of Lakes Ontario and Erie as they fly southwest to exit Ontario south of Windsor. Lake Ontario sites are Cranberry Marsh in Whitby, Iroquois Shoreline in Heber Down Conservation Area, Rosetta McClain Gardens on the Scarborough Bluffs, and Toronto's High Park. Lake Erie sites are Port Burwell Provincial Park, Hawk Cliff near Port Stanley, and Holiday Beach Conservation Area near Amherstburg. See the Fall Hawk Watching Guide in the Articles and Reports section here.
Next Field Trips
September 5 (Saturday) Toronto Islands with Jay Peterson
September 5 (Saturday) Kettle Point and inland lagoons with Cindy Cartwright, Maris Apse
September 6 (Sunday) Ottawa (all day to 5 pm ) with Jeff Skevington
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.
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.
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