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Robert Maciver, President, OFO


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.


Winter Finch Report

This year's Winter Finch Report by Ron Pittaway is on-line now.


Next Field Trips

October 25 (Saturday) Ottawa River

Leader: Tony Beck

October 26 (Sunday) Grand Bend, Pinery PP, Kettle Point

Leader: Maris Apse

November 1 (Saturday) Hawk Cliff and Area, South-west of London

Leader: Pete Read, Ian Platt

November 9 (Sunday) Cobourg Harbour, Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Leader: Ian Shanahan

... more info

Gull ID Workshop Niagara Falls Saturday, 29 November, 2014

Gulls are fascinating and challenging and the Niagara River is one of the top places in the world to see them. This presentation will help you appreciate the 21 species of gulls in Ontario and at Niagara, with tips on identification, plumages, and where and when to see rarities. Please register to help us keep track of numbers. There is no charge for the Workshop. Please note that the location and time have been changed due to the number of registrants. The Workshop is now running from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue. For details see here on Jean Iron's website

News and Updates

Point Pelee Regional Report

Alan Wormington has supplied us with his 2013 report on the Point Pelee region. To access the report click on the icon

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