Birding at Home Challenge

Birding at Home Challenge Results

April 26th to May 31st

Over the five weeks of the challenge, from April 26th to May 31st, the results were really staggering - just shy of 8,500 checklists submitted by participants representing 45 out of 50 of Ontario's designated birding regions, and a whopping 226 (!!!) species were reported.

Species included: 26 waterfowl, 3 grebes, 14 shorebirds, 13 raptors, 8 woodpeckers, 10 flycatchers, 5 vireos, 7 thrushes, 7 finches, 15 sparrows, 9 blackbirds, and 29 warblers. And the list of unusual species was equally impressive: Greater White-fronted Goose, Brant, Cackling Goose, Whimbrel, Red Knot, Willet, American White Pelican, Black Vulture, Acadian Flycatcher, Louisiana Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Summer Tanager.

Together, we have built a unique and valuable record of birdlife across the province during this year's Spring migration.

OFO wishes to thank its Birding at Home sponsors: Vortex Canada, Point Pelee National Park, Art by Pelee Girl, Shrew Solutions, Jeff Skevington, and Burrell Birding.


Yard List Stats

April 26 -- May 31 -- 226 species reported

Birding Region Total Checklists Total Species
Algoma 247 111
Brant 39 61
Bruce 198 173
Chatham-Kent 116 143
Cochrane 129 81
Durham 334 127
Elgin 48 88
Essex 208 132
Frontenac 104 94
Grey 115 98
Haliburton 83 96
Halton 358 120
Hamilton 327 115
Hastings 184 92
Huron 53 29
Kawartha Lakes 97 109
Kenora 7 32
Lambton 127 134
Lanark 80 65
Leeds and Grenville 17 36
Lennox and Addington 108 98
Manitoulin 1 11
Middlesex 619 135
Muskoka 179 99
Niagara 427 120
Nipissing 63 74
Norfolk 49 105
Northumberland 116 145
Ottawa 526 141
Oxford 54 73
Parry Sound 72 70
Peel 169 80
Perth 25 49
Peterborough 758 142
Prescott and Russell 25 54
Prince Edward 40 53
Renfrew 33 66
Simcoe 261 132
Sudbury 23 52
Thunder Bay 20 49
Timiskaming 124 50
Toronto 914 144
Waterloo 103 99
Wellington 374 125
York 174 112
Provincial Total 8,128