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.

Lynne Freeman, President, OFO

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.

Recent Photos

There are new photos of and Sora in the checklist gallery.

Register for the OFO Convention

September 27 - 29th

Have you registered for the OFO Annual Convention in Hamilton September 27-29th? Please join us for three days of fantastic field trips as we explore Hamilton and area in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. Read more about the convention and register.

Ottawa West Field Trip Now September 22nd

Previously September 8th

The trip to Ottawa West, originally scheduled for September 8th, has been rescheduled for Sep 22nd. Click here for trip details.

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.

Register now!

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