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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, 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.
There are new photos of Brant, Red-throated Loon, Bald Eagle, Wild Turkey, Red-headed Woodpecker, Hudsonian Godwit, Downy Woodpecker, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant and Trumpeter Swan in the checklist gallery.
There are recent trips reports for Hamilton, Burlington and Vicinity, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Colonel Sam Smith Park & Western Lake Ontario, Ottawa (all day to 5 pm ), Toronto Islands, Lake Huron Flyway North, 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.
Next Field Trips
September 25 (Sunday) Ottawa Area with Mark Patry
October 2 (Sunday) Westmeath Provincial Park and Lac Dore with Mark Gawn
October 16 (Sunday) Amherst and Wolfe Islands with Mike Burrell
October 16 (Sunday) Durham Waterfront with Geoff Carpentier
In Memoriam Alan Wormington
With the passing of Alan Wormington on Saturday, September 3, the birding community lost a superb ornithologist, researcher, mentor and teacher. An OFO fund will be created in Alan's name to ensure that his legacy lives on. If you wish to donate to this fund, please go to the Donations page and check the box for Donation Type 'Donation in Memory of Alan Wormington'.
OFO Gull Weekend
The OFO Gull Weekend is coming up at Niagara Falls in December. This is a very popular event so be sure to register early for the evening event and the daytime Gull Trip led by Jean Iron and Ron Tozer.
Click for Gull weekend info.
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