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July and August are the time to see southbound shorebirds migrating from the Arctic. The shorelines of the Great Lakes and sewage lagoons are the best places to watch them. Adult shorebirds migrate south before the juveniles, which follow three or four weeks later. Overall numbers often peak about the third week of August when it is possible to see over 20 species in a day at key locations such as Rock Point Provincial Park on Lake Erie and Presqu'ile Provincial Park on Lake Ontario. See Southbound Shorebirds in the Articles and Reports section here.
Next Field Trips
August 4 (Sunday) Durham Region and Lake Ontario Marshes with Rayfield Pye, John Stirrat
August 17 (Saturday) Birds of Moonbeam, Cochrane Area with Ken Williams, Angie Williams
August 24 (Saturday) Palgrave and Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons with John Schmelefske
September 8 (Sunday) Toronto Islands with Gavin Platt
Field Trip Date and Location Change
The Birds of Moonbeam, Cochrane Area field trip is changed to Saturday 17 August. Please note the meeting location change.
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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