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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 Snow Goose, Great Kiskadee, Brant, Indigo Bunting, Hudsonian Godwit, Northern Wheatear, Cattle Egret, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Blue Jay in the checklist gallery.
There are recent trips reports for Ottawa River, 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 28 (Sunday) Grand Bend, Pinery PP, Kettle Point with Donald Pye
October 28 (Sunday) Hawk Cliff & Area, South-west of London with Dave Brown
November 4 (Sunday) Cobourg Harbour, Presqu'ile Provincial Park with Ian Shanahan
December 2 (Sunday) Niagara River Gull Watch with Josh Vandermeulen, Jeremy Bensette, Marcie Jacklin
Book your Niagara stay now!
Special Rate Available until Nov. 5
For those needing accommodation in Niagara Falls for the Gull Workshop and Field Trip, a discounted rate has been arranged at the Ramada Hotel by the River, 4357 River Rd at the Whirlpool Basin. Phone (905) 358-5555 and request the OFO rate.
Please note that the cut off date for the special room rate is November 5. The room rate will be significantly higher afterwards.
Register Now for the Gull Workshop and Quiz
Saturday, December 1, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Tune up your gull identifications skills! Join Justin Peter and Mark Peck for an informative, fun and challenging gull ID workshop and quiz on Saturday, December 1, 4:30 - 6:00 at the Niagara Falls Public Library, Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON.
This event is open to non-OFO members. Space is limited so registration is required. There is no cost for this event. Register Now!
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