Welcome to the OFO website. If it's Ontario birds that you are interested in, then you've come to the right place. While you're here you can see Photo Galleries of recent sightings, find out about Upcoming Field Trips, view the official Ontario Checklist, read our Code of Ethics, Become a Member, and much more. Enjoy the experience.
The top places to see spring warblers are the shoreline migrant traps along the Great Lakes such as Point Pelee, Rondeau, Long Point, Leslie Street Spit, Thickson's Woods, Presqu'ile and Prince Edward Point. Shorelines also offer easier viewing because the cold water of the Great Lakes chills the air, slowing leaf-out. Expect 20 or more warbler species on many days in May. The late Jim Baillie, ornithologist at the Royal Ontario Museum, said the best time of day for May warblers is between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. because one must wait until the sun warms emerging leaves and insects. See the Spring Warbler Migration Guide in the Articles and Reports section here.
Next Field Trips
April 14 (Saturday) Point Pelee National Park with Ellen Smout
April 15 (Sunday) Spring Waterfowl Migration East of Ottawa with Mark Gawn
April 21 (Saturday) Algonquin Provincial Park with Ron Tozer
April 21 (Saturday) Cabot Head and Bruce Peninsula (2-day trip) with Martin Parker, Kathy Parker
Ontario Field Ornithologists © 1984. All photographs on the site © the photographer.