OFO's Birding at Home Challenge - The Results are In!
OFO's Birding at Home Challenge succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.
Between April 26th and June 30th, 764 birders submitted over 11,000 checklists from 423 locations across Ontario, giving scientists a wealth of data to assess the location and behaviour of birds from many more locations than in a normal year. A whopping 230 species were recorded.
OFO wishes to thank its Birding at Home sponsors: Vortex Canada, Point Pelee National Park, Art by Pelee Girl, Shrew Solutions, Jeff Skevington, and Burrell Birding for helping to make this event a success.
To view the results by county and the species recorded, go to the Birding at Home Challenge page under Events.
There are new photos of Pomarine Jaeger, Belted Kingfisher, Snow Goose, Whimbrel, Green Heron, Northern Wheatear, Baird's Sandpiper, Barnacle Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Osprey and Bald Eagle in the checklist gallery.
October 4 (Sunday) Niagara Hotspots and Eastern Lake Erie Shoreline with Marcie Jacklin
October 10 (Saturday) Barrie with Jim Coey
October 17 (Saturday) Durham Waterfront with Geoff Carpentier
October 17 (Saturday) Ottawa River with Tony Beck
OFO's 2020 Annual General Meeting
September 28, 7:30 - 8:30 via Zoom
All OFO Members in good standing are invited to attend OFO's AGM which will be held September 28th, from 7:30 - 8:30 via Zoom. To attend, please register at: here. The Zoom meeting information will be sent when you register.
The agenda includes a proposed by-law change to increase the maximum size of the board to 13, a review of the Financial Statements, and reports from the Board. Materials can be reviewed in advance at: http://ofo.ca/ofo-docs/OFO_AGM_Package_2020.pdf.
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