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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 Durham Waterfront, Amherst and Wolfe Islands, Westmeath Provincial Park and Lac Dore, Hamilton, Burlington and Vicinity, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Colonel Sam Smith Park & Western Lake Ontario, Ottawa (all day to 5 pm ), Lake Huron Flyway North, Toronto Islands and Rock Point Provincial Park and Eastern Lake Erie Shore on the current trip reports page.
Next Field Trips
October 22 (Saturday) Ottawa River with Tony Beck
October 22 (Saturday) Point Pelee National Park with Ellen Smout
October 23 (Sunday) Grand Bend, Pinery PP, Kettle Point with Donald Pye
October 30 (Sunday) Hawk Cliff and Area, South-west of London with Dave Brown
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!
OFO Convention Results
An amazing 181 species were found at the OFO convention. See the complete list on the convention page.
In Memoriam Alan Wormington
With the passing of Alan Wormington on Saturday, September 3, the birding community lost a superb ornithologist, researcher, mentor and teacher. An OFO fund will be created in Alan's name to ensure that his legacy lives on. If you wish to donate to this fund, please go to the Donations page and check the box for Donation Type 'Donation in Memory of Alan Wormington'.
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