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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 25 (Saturday) Palgrave, Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons with Kevin Schacklton
August 26 (Sunday) Rock Point Provincial Park & Eastern Lake Erie Shore with Marcie Jacklin
September 1 (Saturday) Toronto Islands with Gavin Platt
September 6 (Thursday) Moosonee (5-day trip) with Martin Parker, Kathy Parker
A Shooting Range in the Carden Alvar?
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OFO is supporting the efforts of the Couchiching Conservancy to fight a proposal for a large, outdoor shooting range right in the middle of prime birding habitat in the Carden Alvar. A shooting range would create a great deal of disturbance and is not compatible with the preservation of bird habitat.
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Moosonee Trip full
The Moosonee (5-day trip) on 2018-09-06 is full.
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