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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.
There are recent trips reports for Hamilton, Burlington & Vicinity, Point Pelee National Park, Kettle Point and inland lagoons, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Toronto Islands, Palgrave, Tottenham Sod Farms, Schomberg Lagoons and Durham Region & Lake Ontario Marshes on the current trip reports page.
Next Field Trips
October 7 (Sunday) Westmeath Provincial Park & Lac Dore with Mark Gawn
October 13 (Saturday) Birding Simcoe Shores with Jim Coey
October 14 (Sunday) Durham Waterfront with Geoff Carpentier
October 14 (Sunday) Amherst Island with Mike Burrell
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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