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Lynne Freeman, President, OFO

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.

Recent Photos

There are new photos of Eurasian Wigeon and Bewick's Swan in the current gallery.

There are new photos of Bewick's Swan, Great Gray Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl in the checklist gallery.

Recent Trips

There are recent trips reports for and Fisherville Area, Haldimand-Norfolk on the current trip reports page.

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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