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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 Point Pelee National Park, Kettle Point and Inland Lagoons, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Fall Birding at Moosonee, Toronto Islands, Palgrave and Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons, Birds of Moonbeam, Cochrane Area and Durham Region and Lake Ontario Marshes on the current trip reports page.
Next Field Trips
September 22 (Sunday) Ottawa West with Jeff Skevington
October 6 (Sunday) Westmeath Provincial Park and Lac Dore with Mark Gawn
October 6 (Sunday) Amherst Island and Kingston Area Hotspots with Mike Burrell
Register for the OFO Convention
September 27 - 29th
Have you registered for the OFO Annual Convention in Hamilton September 27-29th? Please join us for three days of fantastic field trips as we explore Hamilton and area in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. Read more about the convention and register.
Ottawa West Field Trip Now September 22nd
Previously September 8th
The trip to Ottawa West, originally scheduled for September 8th, has been rescheduled for Sep 22nd. Click here for trip details.
Register for Field Trips and Workshops
Registration for the 2019 field trips and workshops is now available. Please note that registration is not required unless otherwise indicated on the field trip list. Convention and Gull Workshop registration will begin at a later date.
Please note that you must be an OFO member to register.
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