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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 recent trips reports for Durham Waterfront, Westmeath Provincial Park & Lac Dore, Hamilton, Burlington & Vicinity, Point Pelee National Park, Kettle Point and inland lagoons, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Toronto Islands and Palgrave, Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons on the current trip reports page.
Next Field Trips
October 20 (Saturday) Ottawa River with Tony Beck
October 21 (Sunday) Point Pelee National Park with Ellen Smout
October 28 (Sunday) Grand Bend, Pinery PP, Kettle Point with Donald Pye
October 28 (Sunday) Hawk Cliff & Area, South-west of London with Dave Brown
Gull Weekend Special Rates
Please note that the cut off date for the special room rates we have at the Ramada Hotel by the River is November 5. The room rate will be significantly higher afterwards.
Gull Weekend in Niagara
Gull Weekend on the Niagara River 1-2 December, 2018 Workshop on Saturday and Field Trip on Sunday
Workshop Saturday 1 December, 4:30 – 6:00 PM LaMarsh Room, Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Free parking off Buckley Avenue (1 block east of Victoria Avenue via Morrison Street). Gull ID Quiz with Mark Peck.
Everyone Welcome, Pre-registration Required. No charge for this event. We have a special room rate at The Ramada Hotel by the River at 4357 River Rd at the Whirlpool Bridge, Niagara Falls (905) 358-5555.
OFO Gull Field Trip Sunday 2 December, 9:00 AM. Meet at the Sir Adam Beck Lookout on the Niagara Parkway.
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