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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.
There are recent trips reports for Fisherville Area, Haldimand-Norfolk County, Young Birders. Winter Birds of Peterborough and the Surrounding Area, Lynde Shores, Cranberry Marsh, Whitby Harbour, Second Marsh - Photography Field Trip, Ottawa Area [until Noon], Leslie Street Spit, Toronto and Peterborough Area on the current trip reports page.
Next Field Trips
February 26 (Sunday) Amherst and Wolfe Islands with Mark Read
March 19 (Sunday) Long Point Area with Diane Salter, Doug Tozer, Adam Timpf, Stu Mackenzie
March 25 (Saturday) Young Birders. Early Spring at Presqu’ile Provincial Park with Doug McRae, Bill Gilmour
April 9 (Sunday) Algonquin Provincial Park with Ron Tozer
Registration limit reached
Project NestWatch Workshop: Toronto Islands is now full.
A Shimmer of Hummingbirds - OFO Member Discount
Steve Burrows, longtime OFO member and author of the Birder Mystery series is offering OFO members a pre-publication discount for the next book in the series entitled "A Shimmer of Hummingbirds". This offer is available until March 11. Click here for information on ordering.
Registrations full up
The OFO trip to Amherst and Wolfe Islands is now full.
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. NOW FULL.
June 10: Nest Searching in Pelham with Brad Clements.
Space is limited so please reserve your spot. Register here
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!
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!
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