Welcome to the OFO website. If it's Ontario birds that you are interested in, then you've come to the right place. While you're here you can see Photo Galleries of recent sightings, find out about Upcoming Field Trips, view the official Ontario Checklist, read our Code of Ethics, Become a Member, and much more. Enjoy the experience.
Winter is a time to travel to Algonquin Provincial Park to see winter finches and other northern specialties such as Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse and Black-backed Woodpecker. See the Winter Finch Forecast in the Articles and Reports section here.
Register for Nest Searching Workshops
Registration is now open for the Nest Searching Workshops!
May 28: Project Nest Watch workshop at the Toronto Islands with Mark Peck.
June 10: Nest Searching in Pelham with Brad Clements.
Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Register here
Young Birders ROM events are full
The Young Birder's ROM events on January 21 and 22 are now full. Please email Lynne Freeman at email@example.com to be added to the wait list. January 21st is for ages 14-19, January 22nd is for ages 10-13.
Calling Young Birders!
OFO Young Birders for ages 9 - 19
OFO runs field trips and workshops across the province for young birders aged 9 -19. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and curiosity about birds. These trips are a great way to meet other young birders who share your interests as well as to learn more about birds and where to find them.
Please email Lynne Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the Young Birders email list.
Check out the 2017 trips!
Congratulations to Bruce Falls
Order of Canada
OFO congratulates Dr. James Bruce Falls: esteemed biologist, conservationist, recipient of the Distinguished Ornithologist award and lifetime OFO member on his membership to the Order of Canada, announced on December 30, 2016. The award recognizes his achievements in ornithology and conservation. Congratulations on this well deserved honour.
Field Trips full or filling fast
Introduction to Pelee Island Birding – filling and space is now becoming limited. Migrants on Pelee Island is full. Moosonee is full with a waiting list. The date has changed so it starts on 7 Sept (Thursday) and goes until 11 Sept (Monday)
Winter Finch Forecast
The Winter Finch Forecast for 2016-2017, written by Ron Pittaway, is now available here. Be sure to check out this valuable resource!
Next Field Trips
January 21 (Saturday) Young Birders. A Day at the ROM 10am - 4pm with Mark Peck, Emily Rondel
January 22 (Sunday) Young Birders. A Day at the ROM 10am - 2pm with Mark Peck, Emily Rondel
There are recent trips reports for Lynde Shores, Cranberry Marsh, Whitby Harbour, Second Marsh - Photography Field Trip, Ottawa Area [until Noon], Leslie Street Spit, Toronto, Peterborough Area, Toronto Lakeshore and Cobourg Harbour, Presqu'ile Provincial Park on the current trip reports page.
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