Certificate of Appreciation - Recipients

2016 CertificatesTop

Thames Talbot Land Trust

For their commitment to bird conservation in the acquisition of the Hawk Cliff Woods property and Mosa Forest.

Durham Region Works and Finance Department

For their ongoing efforts for accommodating and allowing birders to use the Nonquon Lagoons.

Plover Lovers Committee

For their commitment to public education and to citizen science towards the Piping Plovers nesting at Sauble Beach.

Wasaga Beach Piping Plover Guardians

For their commitment to public education and to citizen science towards the Piping Plovers nesting at Wasaga Beach.

Darlington Provincial Park Piping Plover Guardians

for their commitment to public education and to citizen science towards the Piping Plovers nesting at Darlington Provincial Park.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park Piping Plover Guardians

For their commitment to public education and to citizen science towards the Piping Plovers nesting at Presqu’ile.

Georgette and Larry Cornelis

For graciously hosting birders on Georgette’s property while a Vermilion Flycatcher visited in December 2015 and January 1, 2016.

Ray Holland

For monitoring and providing updates to the Ontario birding community regarding the Bullock’s Oriole in Pakenham, November 2015 – January 2016.

Lisa Stansil

For monitoring and helping birders view the Ruff at the Brighton Constructed Wetland and providing permits for accessing the wetland, May 2016.

2015 CertificatesTop

George Arevalo (Director of Golf) and the Carruther’s Creek Golf and Country Club

For hosting birders on their property over several days while a/the Cattle Egret visited in November 2014.

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall

For allowing birders to park in their parking lot, gaining access to Sedgewick Park in the winter of 2014-15.

Kathryn and Craig Corcoran

For welcoming several hundred birders to their residence over a four week period to view the Eurasian Tree-Sparrow, November-December 2014.

Geoff Carpentier, Margaret Bain, the Region of Durham and CH2M-Hill

To Margaret Bain and Geoff Carpentier for engaging the Region of Durham and their consultants; and to the Region of Durham and CH2M-Hill for their willingness to incorporate elements into the operation of the sewage treatment lagoons that will enhance the

The residents of Arkendo Drive, Oakville

For hosting several hundred birders viewing the long-staying Painted Bunting in the winter of 2014-15.

Sarah Rupert

For her long-standing effort in summarizing the Ontario section of the Christmas Bird Count.

Rita and Ron Christie

For hosting birders viewing a Blue Grosbeak in April 2014.

Lianne, Ken, Ryan, and Ryley Atwood

For hosting birders viewing the Painted Bunting near Huntsville in April 2014.

Vic Rizzo

For hosting birders viewing the Brambling in North Bay in November 2014.

Miranda O’Hara

For keeping alive a Cape May Warbler at her feeder during the winter of 2014-2015, in Markham.

Bill Gilmour

For going above and beyond, helping with the 2015 OFO Birdathon. Bill scouted locations, helped with the planning and provided his backyard for camping during the weekend to the Young Birders.

Michael Tate and Bruce Di Labio

For helping to coordinate ongoing searches for the Little Egret in Ottawa.

Michael Williamson

For coordinating the Iroquois Shoreline Raptor Watch for the past 15 years, while making a huge contribution to the understanding of raptor migration throughout Ontario and the GTA.

2014 CertificatesTop

Maris Apse

for his many years of fundraising for the Baillie Birdathon on behalf of OFO.

Patrick Baichoo

for cordially hosting many people to view the Lark Sparrow in Fort Erie.

Michel Gagnier and Countryside Canners Co. Limited

for their hospitality to birders coming to view shorebirds on the wet field at the back of their property.

North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited

for rerouting an electricity line to protect a pair of nesting Osprey.

Portlands Energy Centre

for protection of Ravens nesting on the PEC site; the first Ravens nesting on the Toronto lakeshore in 130 years.

Sherri Jensen

for discovering the Amherst Island Lark Bunting and posting the location for birders so they could to see the bird.

Tony Clarke, Roads Manger for Clearview Township

for protecting a sand pile with nesting Bank Swallows at the works department on the bypass around Stayner.

Mike Malone of Pelee Wings

for his assistance in making the 2013 OFO Convention a great success.

Frank and Sandra Horvath

for their many hours of dedication building the OFO bird photography collection.

2013 CertificatesTop

Mike Burrell

for his extensive work and support to ebird and the OBRC, along with streamlining operations between the two groups in Ontario.

Chris Escott

for his committed effort to complete a set of best practices for the OFO for use by future executive.

Jason Purssell

for not using his boat while a pair of Eastern Kingbirds raised a family on its prow.

Randy Robinson

for providing Dickcissel habitat and being a great role model for habitat stewardship.

2012 CertificatesTop

Diane Henderson

for her many years of meticulous maintenance of the OFO archives.

Kevin and Sharon Hockley

for the construction and donation of two Pileated Woodpecker heads for the raffle people to wear at the annual convention.

Peter Mladen

for hosting birders in his back yard during the stay of a vagrant White-winged Dove in February 2012.

Pat Naylor

for helping visitors to Fort Erie to see the Fish Crows on Bowen Road in the winter of 2012.

Doug and Linda Neal

for helping visitors to their property to see the Varied Thrush that was present from January 8 to January 22, 2012.

The Sinclairs

for helping visitors to their property to see the Band-tailed Pigeon that was present from February 4 to February 6, 2012.

2011 CertificatesTop

Mark Cranford

for his many years of careful attention to the OFO listserv ONTBIRDS and his recent transfer of the site to a new host.

The Staff of Darlington Nuclear Generating Station

for organizing the successful viewing of the Willow Ptarmigan on 12 June 2011.

Jayne and Sean Douglas, Ridge Road Estate Winery

for their hospitality in hosting birders at the winery during the stay of the Mountain Bluebird 19-24 March 2011.

Elmer and Bev Ewert

for allowing birders to park in their driveway and observe the Varied Thrush coming to their feeder. They were very friendly and accommodating.

The Finney Family

for helping visitors to their home to see the Spotted Towhee.

Brian Henshaw and the Staff at Beacon Environmental

for planning the successful viewing of the Willow Ptarmigan on 12 June 2011.

Ginny Moore

who, throughout the winter of 2010-2011, provided substantial amounts of food for Evening Grosbeaks and a warm welcome for the birders who came to see them.

Ric and Anne McArthur

for graciously hosting the hundreds of visitors who came to see the Yellow-throated Warbler in their yard in Rondeau Provincial Park.

Steve and Joanne Sprague

for helping visitors to their home to see the Harrisí Sparrow at their feeder.

James Turland and Family

for helping visitors to their home to see the Painted Bunting.

Ivor Williams

for generously giving of his time and expertise in helping to develop the new Membership section of the OFO website.

2010 CertificatesTop

Dian Bogie

for helping birders see the Phainopepla that was present in Brampton from 9 November 2009 to 9 February 2010.

The Cameron Family

for helping birders see the Phainopepla that was present in Brampton from 9 November 2009 to 9 February 2010.

Rachel Paulin

for helping birders see the Phainopepla that was present in Brampton from 9 November 2009 to 9 February 2010.

Richard Pope

for his kind donation to OFO from the proceeds of his book The Reluctant Twitcher.

Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre

in recognition of your research, consultation with experts, and tireless dedication to the successful rehabilitation of Ontario's first documented Yellow-nosed Albatross.

Shirley Rawlins

for helping birders see the Phainopepla that was present in Brampton from 9 November 2009 to 9 February 2010.

Geoff Simpson

for welcoming birders to his home to view the Varied Thrush that was present in the Cold Creek Conservation area northeast of Bolton from 10 January to 15 March 15 2010.

Sue Vercesi

for helping birders see the Phainopepla that was present in Brampton from 9 November 2009 to 9 February 2010.

2009 CertificatesTop

Paul and Sue Chapman

for welcoming all birders to their home in St. Catharines (more than 100) to see the adult White‐winged Dove that was there from 21 July 2008 to at least 15 October 2008.

Dave and Mary Elder

for showing birders the Rainy River area and its unique birds for 25 years.

Judith King

for her many years of contributing to the birds and birding community of Ontario.

Mike Pickup

for his many years of contributing to the birds and birding community of Ontario.

John Smith

for his assistance to birders looking at the Orillia Northern Hawk Owl.

2008 CertificatesTop

Peter Middleton

for his contribution to the Sauble Beach Piping Plovers in 2007.

Pam and Chris Heil

for their hospitality to visiting birders during the appearance of a Rufous Hummingbird at their feeder, 18 November to 1 December 2007.

Hydro 1 Perth Area

for their care in dealing with Pileated Woodpeckers on their hydro poles.

Roger Gifford

for graciously inviting birders into his yard to observe rare birds at his feeders.

Doug Woods

for his outstanding work on the development of the new OFO Web Site.

Valerie Jacobs

for her outstanding work on the development of the new OFO Web Site

Reta Hall

for her efforts and generosity in accommodating OFO members in viewing the Sharp‐tailed Grouse on their lek.

Robbie Colwell (Manager, Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport)

for their efforts and generosity in accommodating OFO members in viewing the Sharp‐tailed Grouse on their lek.

Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport Commission Inc. (Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport)

for their efforts and generosity in accommodating OFO members in viewing the Sharp‐tailed Grouse on their lek.

Francois Riston, John Rocchi and their employees

for welcoming birders to bird safely on their vast property at Waterdown Garden Supplies Ltd.

Fred Zander of Zander Sod Comapny

for two years has encouraged us to drive onto his sod farms to get closer to shorebirds and has suggested routes to take so as to avoid interfering with his work crews.

Denis Lepage

for his significant contribution to the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario 2001-2005.

Don Sutherland

for his significant contribution to the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario 2001-2005.

Gregor Beck

for his significant contribution to the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario 2001-2005.

Andrew Couturier

for his significant contribution to the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario 2001-2005.

Mayor Cal Patterson and the Town Council of Wasaga Beach

for their strong support of the Piping Plovers at Wasaga Beach.

John Fisher and the staff of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

for their important efforts on behalf of the Piping Plovers at Wasaga Beach.

2007 CertificatesTop

Gwen and Milton Mowbray

in recognition of their dedication to nature and especially for protecting wildlife at their pond.

Mike and Nancy Furber

for welcoming birders to their property to see the Western Kingbird which was there on 26 and 27 September 2006.

John Zehethofer

in recognition of his freely giving his time and expertise to redesign the OFO website look in 2006.

Essex Regional Conservation Authority

for recognizing the importance of habitat creation for migrating shorebirds as well as enhancing viewing opportunities for visiting birders at Hillman Marsh.

Stan Long

for bringing Reesor Pond to the attention of the birding community in 2006.

Ron and Lynda Valentine

for participating in ten years of birdathons for OFO.

Township of Alfred and Plantagenet,
Mayor Jean-Yves Lalonde

for promoting birding in the Alfred area through the creation of the Alfred Birding Trail and particularly the Birding Tower at the Alfred Sewage Lagoon.

Prescott-Russel Stewardship, Suzanne Lafrance

for promoting birding in the Alfred area through the creation of the Alfred Birding Trail and particularly the Birding Tower at the Alfred Sewage Lagoon.

Werner Schmalz, Kindermann Canada Inc.

in recognition of his long standing support of Ontario Birds and OFO.

Mike Malone, Pelee Wings Nature Store

in recognition of his long standing support of Ontario Birds and OFO.

Paul Grant, Vortex Canada

in recognition of his long standing support of Ontario Birds and OFO.

Nikon Canada Inc.

in recognition of their long standing support of Ontario Birds and OFO.

George Madsen and Mosaic Esterhazy Holdings

for providing access to their settling lagoons.

Cheryl Edgecombe

for her weekly Hamilton Naturalists Club Birding report on Ontbirds.

Phyllis E.Bray

for the many years she operated her wonderful bird feeders in Chippewa.

Keith Lee

for his kindness in accommodating birders wishing access to the Brighton Wetland.

Barry Cherriere

for his hard work in maintaining trails for birders in the Hamilton area.

Kevin Shackleton

for his help in enabling us to bird the Holland Landing Lagoons.

Brendan and Kim Toews

in recognition of their important finding, and of their contribution to the successful nesting, of Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach in 2007.

Cindy Cartwright, Stewart Nut, Peter Siebbert, Kirk Silver, Bruce Birding Club, Friends of Sauble Beach, Sauble Cottagers Association, Municipality of South Bruce Peninsula, Owen Sound Field Naturalists

in recognition of their contribution to the successful nesting, of Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach in 2007.

Jeff Robinson, Barbara Sleza of the Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada)

in recognition of their important contribution to the successful nesting of Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach in 2007.

Mark Shoreman, Madeline Austen, Kevin Hawthorne,
Leo Heyens of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

in recognition of their important contribution to the successful nesting of Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach in 2007.

Todd Kish of Environment Canada

in recognition of his important contribution to the successful nesting of Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach in 2007.

Jack Dingledine of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

in recognition of his important contribution to the successful nesting of Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach in 2007.

2006 CertificatesTop

William “Bill” McNair

for making his farm available for the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program near Dyers Bay on the Bruce Peninsula and for working with Lee Redford and Rina, from the University of Guelph, to look after the 20 cages on the farm.

Linda Henebury

for bringing the Yellow-headed Blackbird (among other interesting birds) to the attention of the birding community and for gracefully and enthusiastically allowing people to visit her property near Embrun. January-February 2006.

Gord and Carol Duff

of Deep River, for enthusiastically welcoming many birders into their home for the chance of an excellent view of a male Varied Thrush, which was first noticed on 11 January 2006 feeding on cracked corn. They patiently waited with everyone until the bird

Robert Bossu and the Cornelis family

for creating a wetland on Robert's property north of Wallaceburg that has been an attraction for hundreds of shorebirds and other birds and wildlife, including a Snowy Egret on 26 May 2006. They also hosted a Ruff from 29 April to 2 May 2006.

2005 CertificatesTop

Gloria Braithwaite

for hosting the large numbers of visitors who came to see the Varied Thrush that visited her feeder in the winter of 2005.

Allen Chartier

for the identification work he did to confirm the identity of the Rufous Hummingbird in Niagara Falls in the autumn of 2004 and his prompt and thorough reporting of his findings through ONTBIRDS.

Mark Cranford

for his hard work and diplomacy in maintaining ONTBIRDS as one of the premier listservs.

Department of National Defence

for their continued cooperation with birders to provide access to shorebird viewing at Shirleys Bay.

Michel Gosselin of the Canadian Museum of Nature

to acknowledge fifteen years of assistance to the editors of Ontario Birds and OFO news.

Janice and Art Haines

for their unfailing hospitality to the hundreds of birders who visited their home in Niagara Falls to see the Rufous Hummingbird in the autumn of 2004.

Karl Jennewein

for his constancy in stocking the bird feeders on the paths from Halls Road to Cranberry Marsh.

Doug Lockrey

for his assiduous reporting of Great Gray Owls in the Halls Road area during the irruption of winter 2005.

Joanne Reive

for hosting visitors on her property at Eagle so they could view the Pyrrhuloxia on her neighbour’s feeder around Christmas 2004.

Diane and Kayo Roy

for their assiduous reporting of the Rufous Hummingbird in Niagara Falls in the autumn of 2004.

John & Carol Somerset

for their reporting of a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch that visited their bird feeder in Chelmsford in January and February 2005 and for their hospitality to visiting birders.

Martha Sova

for hosting the large numbers of visitors who came to see the Harris’s Sparrow that visited her feeder in the winter of 2005.

Walter Wojek

for maintaining the feeder that attracted the Pyrrhuloxia to his home in Eagle at Chrismas 2004.

2004 CertificatesTop

Dorothy Armstrong and her son, Larry Armstrong

for welcoming birders on their land to view the Gray Flycatcher near Cayuga in December 2003 and January 2004.

Ian Barnes of Hidden Valley Campground

for their hospitality to visiting birders viewing the Painted Bunting at Normandale in August 2004.

Tammy and Ted Bilous and Sarah and Sam Bilous

for their kind hospitality to birders visiting to see the Band-tailed Pigeon in London Ontario, December 2003.

David Cattrall of King City

for compiling the 21-year Index to Ontario Birds, 1983-2003, on the OFO website.

Denzil and Shirley D’Mello of London, Ontario

for their kind hospitality to visiting birders and for feeder construction and maintenance for the Band-tailed Pigeon, December 2003.

Alex and Judy Eberspaecher

for their hospitality to birders and reporting of a Hooded Warbler in Oakville, April 2004.

Wayne Griese and Karen Richter of Pakenham

for their warm welcome to birders for the Black-headed Grosbeak, December 2003.

Bob and Iris Jurmain of Packenham

for their warm welcome to birders who came to see the Black-headed Grosbeak at their feeder, December 2003.

Elizabeth Kendrick

for her assistance to birders seeking a rare gull at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, November 2003.

Barry Kent MacKay

for his support of OFO with cover illustration for Ontario Birds and his dedication to conservation.

Phyllis MacKay

in recognition of her sixty years of tireless devotion as the avian Florence Nightingale.

Bruce MacKenzie

in recognition of his selfless and persevering commitment to preserving the Grimsby Lakeshore Wetland.

Gerry Meacham

for his feeder maintenance for the Band-tailed Pigeon, London, December 2003.

Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre

the kind welcome to visiting birders seeking a rare gull, November 2003.

Paul And Anna-Marie Smith of Flamborough

for welcoming birders to view the Varied Thrush in April 2004.

Jim And Linda Whiting

for their kindness and hospitality to birders viewing the Painted Bunting at Normandale in August 2004.

Dr. E.R. and Mrs. M.R. Yendt

for their kind hospitality to visiting birders and tireless efforts to nourish a Rufous Hummingbird in Kingston, Winter 2003/4.

2003 CertificatesTop

Sam Barone

for his valuable and generous photographic contributions to OFO publications and to the OFO website over many years.

Fred and Rita Chapman

for their generous hospitality to Ontario birdwatchers during the stay of the pair of Varied Thrushes at their property during winter, 2003.

The Essex County Regional Conservation Authority

for teir leadership and efforts in creating new shorebird habitat at Hillman Marsh and providing Ontario birdwatchers with excellent viewing opportunities.

Vernon Kipp

for his generous hospitality to Ontario birdwatchers during the stay of the Varied Thrush at his property during April, 2003.

Fred Helleiner

for his significant efforts over the years in providing bird reports and informing Ontario birders about birding opportunities for the Presqu’ile area.

Steve Hall

for his leadership of the Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island OFO field trip each year in April and his outstanding hospitality to visiting birders.

Thomas Hayman

for his dedication and support to the Southwestern Ontario birdwatching community and for his unwavering commitment to public education about birds and nature by writing a weekly column in the London Free Press for the past 40 years.

Fred Jazvac

for his outstanding volunteer efforts with the Bruce County Birding Club and his commitment to organizing club trips and encouraging the participation of new birdwatchers.

Elizabeth LeGeyt

for her dedication and support to the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec birdwatching community and for her unwavering commitment to public education about birds and nature by writing a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen for the past 30 years.

John Miles

for his outstanding contributions as an enthusiastic OFO trip leader over many years.

Terry Sprague

for his significant efforts over the years in providing bird reports and informing Ontario birders about birding opportunities for the Quinte area.

The Whitevale Golf and Country Club

for their interest in wildlife and habitat preservation and in recognition of their certification under the “Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses”.

Bill and Heather Wilson

for their generous hospitality to Ontario birdwatchers during the stay of the Spotted Towhee at Blair during winter, 2003.

2002 CertificatesTop

Geoff Carpentier

for his tireless work to obtain access on behalf of all Ontario birders to the Port Perry Sewage Lagoons. He received asecond award for generously donating his time and raising funds during the Baillie Birdathon on behalf of OFO for the past 10 consecutiv

Homer and Jean Leavitt

for their outstanding hospitality to Ontario birdwatchers during the stay of the Lewis's Woodpecker at their propertyduring winter 2002

Lorne Spicer, Al Hurst, and Gordon Longhurst

for their persistence in obtaining access on behalf of all Ontario birders to the Port Stanley Sewage Lagoons and their involvement in building the wildlife viewing stands throughout Elgin County.

Ron Tozer, Ron Pittaway and Bill Crins

for their significant volunteer efforts as Editors of Ontario Birds and for making it Ontario’s finest birding publication.

Gerry Vanderzanden and Grace de Vries-Vanderzanden

for their outstanding hospitality to Ontario birdwatchers during the stay of the Smith’s Longspur at their property during winter 2002.

Ken Wilton, Ray Dodman, Brad Reive, Bill Prieksaitis, and Harold Lancaster

for their leadership and efforts in building seven wildlife viewing stands at sewage lagoons and wildlife areas throughout Elgin County to minimize bird disturbance and enhance viewing opportunities.

2001 CertificatesTop

Maris Apse

for completing 10 consecutive years of Baillie Birdathon and raising over $9,000, of which $3,000 came back to OFO.

Rod Barr Stella, Ontario

for maintaining habitat for wintering owls in The Owl Woods, Amherst Island, and for providing access to visiting birders to see the owls.

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

for maintaining habitat for wintering owls at The Owl Woods, Amherst Island, and allowing visitors access to see the owls.

Nancy Checko

for significant assistance to Ron Tozer, co-editor of Ontario Birds, with formatting, layout and computer software.

Graham and Sue Cranshaw, Pickering

for hospitality to birders coming to see the Harris’s Sparrow, 17 December 2000 to 31 January 2001.

Amanda Derrig

for posting daily updates on ONTBIRDS and being helpful to birders visiting Pelee Island for the Wood Storks in August and September 2001.

Sandra Eadie

for help on ONTBIRDS in 2000.

The Crew of Frontenac ll:

Earl Willard, Senior Captain; Captain Doug Shurtliffe; Helen Trotter, Purser; Brent Wolfreys for assisting birders to see the Ivory Gull on the ferry crossing to Amherst Island, January 2001.

The Kingston Field Naturalists

for maintaining habitat for wintering owls in The Owl Woods, Amherst Island, and for your hospitality to visiting birders.

Gwen and Paul Lauret, Stella, Ontario

for maintaining habitat for wintering owls at The Owl Woods, Amherst Island, and providing access to visiting birders to see the owls.

Loyalist Township

for maintaining habitat for wintering owls in The Owl Woods, and for providing access to visiting birders to see the owls.

Jean Iron

for providing information on the Heermann's Gull in Toronto and helping visiting birders, January to September, 2000.

2000 CertificatesTop

Stephen Davis of Fishers Glen near Long Point

for welcoming birders to his home to see the male Mountain Bluebird, November, 1999 to March, 2000. The bird may have been present as early as the summer of 1999.

The Delaware Sportsmen's Conservation-Association

for their support, accommodation and for delaying the start of hunting at the marsh in order to protect the Anhinga. Pete Read, for providing daily updates on ONTBIRDS and welcoming birders to observe the Anhinga, at Delaware, July to September, 2000.

Doug Lockrey

for providing frequent postings on ONTBIRDS on the White-winged and Red Crossbills at Cranberry Marsh, Ajax, and assisting visiting birders, November, 1999 to March, 2000.

Craig McLaughlin

for providing regular updates on ONTBIRDS on the Heermann's Gull in Toronto and helping visiting birders, November, 1999 to September, 2000.

Pete Read

for regular updates on ONTBIRDS and hospitality to visiting birders for the Anhinga at Delaware, July to September, 2000.

Bev and Bruce Stewart

for welcoming birders to their home and neighbourhood to see the Lewis's Woodpecker, Carman Road near Brighton, 13 to 18 June 2000.

Ann White

for providing updates on ONTBIRDS about the Delaware Anhinga and welcoming and helping visiting birders, July to September, 2000.

1999 CertificatesTop

Edge and Betty Pegg, Claremont

for welcoming birders on the occasion of the Harris's Sparrow December 1998 to May 1999.

Algonquin Provincial Park Visitor Centre Staff

for their contribution to our knowledge of birds and their hospitality to the Ontario birding community.

Lea Martell and Friends of Point Pelee

for providing staff and programs to help visiting birders and contribute to our knowledge of birds.

Mike Street

for creating Ontbirds and maintaining the listserv 24 hours a day.

Paula Ouellette and Craig McLauchlan of Paula's Fish Place

for their hospitality to visiting birders on the occasion of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, May 1999.

Bronte Harbor Marina

for providing help and support to the nesting Red-necked Grebes.

Art Hawtin, a rancher in Carden, Victoria County

for maintaining habitat for nesting Loggerhead Shrikes and always being friendly to visiting birders.

1998 CertificatesTop

Jack & Dawn Christilaw, Kilbride

Varied Thrush

Magnus & Isobel Huber, Harmony

Spotted Towhee.

John Carley

For his Efforts to Protect the Leslie Street Spit in Toronto.

Harry Kerr, Toronto

Keeping the Phone Lines Open to Inform Birders about Rare Birds.

Michael King, Toronto

For His Maps and Illustrations in OFO News and Ontario Birds.

Stephen Mangotich & CoSteel Recycling

Being the Primary Donor of NPHW Tower at Beamer Conservation Area and Managing the Project.

Wendy Fox Canada Trust, Friends of the Environment Foundation, Grimsby

For a Significant Financial Donation to the NPHW Tower at Beamer Conservation Area.

Gord Harry, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Allowing the Tower on Conservation Property, Arranging Permits and the Installation of Footings.

Lionel Schipper

Arranging the Donation of the NPHW Tower at Beamer Conservation Area.

Peter Koening, System Administrator Hamilton/Wentworth Community Net (HWCN)

Setting up the Majordomo Software for e-mail Lists. Otnbirds was the First for HWCN.

Kit Darling, Hamilton/Wentworth Community Net (HWCN)

Establishing an e-mail List Capability for Ontbirds.

John Chalmers, St. Lawrence Seaway Authority

Allowing Birders on Seaway Property at Port Weller East.

Albert Vanderliek, Bismark

Welcoming Birders to Watch Birds at the Large Pond on His Property.

1997 CertificatesTop

Presqu'ile Provincial Park

Managing the Habitat for Shorebirds by Creating a Natural Beach.

The Town Of Blenheim

Providing Access to the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons.

Larry & Linda Budreau

10 Years of Welcome to OFO Birding Tours at Oak Grove Camp near Rainy River.

Region of Durham Works Department

Providing Birders with Access to the Nonquon Sewage Lagoons, Port Perry.

Colin & Heide Isaacs

Maintaining a Raptor Preserve in Fisherville.

The Friends of Misery Bay

Hosting the OFO Field Trip 18 April 1997.

Gore Bay-Manitoulin Island Airport

Preserving Habitat for Sharp-tailed Grouse and Allowing Birders Access to their Property.

Gordon Bonham, Leamington

Glossy Ibis May 1997.

1996 CertificatesTop

Howard Doellel, Lac Dore

Ivory Gull, 12 November 1995.

Norma & Victor Mowat, Selkirk

Least Tern, 5 December 1995.

Lorraine & Bill Hatch, Hanover

Harris's Sparrow, November 1995-January 1996.

Howard Nussey, Big 'O' Incorporated Comber Division

Providing Access to Comber Woods and Lagoons.

Rose Petersen & Ian Smith, Ancaster

Hoary Redpoll, January 1996.

Joan & Frank Xuereb, Stoney Creek

Varied Thrush, January 1996.

Alex Scott, Stella, Amherst Island

Access to Owl Woods, January-February 1996.

Chris Davies & Tom Harvey, Unimin Canada Limited

Assistance in Search of eagles Petroglyphs Area.

Kathy Vowinckle, Demoretsville

Providing Breeding Habitat for Henslow's Sparrow, June-July 1996.

Terry Sprague, Demoretsville

Assistance to Birders looking for Henslow's Sparrow, June-July 1996.

Ursula & Manfred Kolster, Hamilton

Spotted Towhee, December 1995-April 1996.

1995 CertificatesTop

Daniel Johnstone, Area Supervisor, Niagara Region Environmental Services, Port Weller Pollution Control Plant

for Ross's Gull, February 1995.

Sharri & Jerry Wright, Pat & Herb Martin, Leamington

for hosting Bewick's Wren in May 1994.

John Haggeman, St. Clair Nature Wildlife Reserve

for hosting Vermillion Flycatcher, November 1994.

Barbara Horth & Eugene Kideres, Thunder Bay

for hosting Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, January 9 1995.

Helen & Murray Sutherland, Queensville

for hosting Varied Thrush, January 1995.

Bill Hutch, Hutch's Restaurant, Van Wagner's Beach

for warmth and protection on Jaeger days.

1994 CertificatesTop

First Award presented to: Jean & Eric Niskanen

for hosting the Band-tailed Pigeon in September 1994.

John Chapman, Arkona

for hosting Brambling in January 1994.

Sherrie & Glenn Neiman, Koshlong Lake

for hosting Black-chinned Hummingbird 3 July 1994.

Ian & Margaret Ferguson, Picton

for hosting Say's Phoebe, November 1994.

Officer in charge and Staff CGR 100 Canadian Coast Guard, Port Weller

who allowed birders out to see the Ancient Murrelet, November 1994.

Least Flycatcher
Nest
Photo: Frank and Sandra Horvath

Cedar Waxwing
Mixed flock of Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings
Photo: Carol Horner

Cliff Swallow
Photo: Carol Horner

Western Meadowlark
Photo: Winnie Poon

Varied Thrush
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Iceland Gull
Kumlien's form Basic
Photo: Jean Iron

Common Merganser
Female
Photo: Homer Caliwag

Pacific Loon
Photo: Mike McEvoy

Least Flycatcher
Photo: Mark Peck

Great Crested Flycatcher
Photo: Rick Lauzon

Bald Eagle
Photo: Gabriel Lau Kin Jock

Least Bittern
Photo: Barry Cherriere

Bonaparte's Gull
1st basic
Photo: Brandon Holden

Eastern Screech-Owl
Photo: Brandon Holden

Black-legged Kittiwake
Photo: Barry Cherriere

Summer Tanager
First alternate
Photo: Ken Newcombe

Eastern Phoebe
Photo: John Millman

Red-winged Blackbird
Photo: Brandon Holden

Scarlet Tanager
Photo: Jean Iron

Gray Jay
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Summer Tanager
Female
Photo: Frank and Sandra Horvath

Short-billed Dowitcher
Photo: Rick Lauzon

Bobolink
Female
Photo: Janet Forjan

Ruffed Grouse
Female
Photo: W. Hum

American Avocet
Photo: Carol Horner

Lesser Yellowlegs
Photo: Max Skwarna

Common Loon
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Grasshopper Sparrow
Photo: Sam Barone

Black-capped Chickadee
Photo: Daniel Cadieux

Dunlin
Photo: John Millman

Savannah Sparrow
Juvenile
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Northern Mockingbird
Photo: Mark Peck

Long-billed Dowitcher
Juvenile
Photo: Tony Beck

American Avocet
Photo: Barry Cherriere

Least Flycatcher
Juvenile
Photo: Frank and Sandra Horvath

Great Gray Owl
Photo: Marc Johnson

Hudsonian Godwit
Photo: John Millman

Rock Wren
Photo: Barry Kinch

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Photo: Mark Peck

Whimbrel
Photo: Jean Iron

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Photo: Dave Milsom

Baird's Sandpiper
Photo: Daniel Cadieux

Vesper Sparrow
Photo: Tim King

Common Tern
Photo: Daniel Cadieux

Grasshopper Sparrow
Photo: Rick Lauzon

American Goldfinch
Photo: Mark Peck

Blackburnian Warbler
Photo: Sam Barone

Prothonotary Warbler
Photo: Frank and Sandra Horvath

Rock Pigeon
Photo: Barry Cherriere

Tropical Kingbird
Photo: Dave Milsom

American Crow
Photo: Carol Horner

Northern Hawk Owl
Photo: Daniel Cadieux

Red-breasted Merganser
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Boreal Owl
Photo: Robert McCaw

Field Sparrow
Photo: Mark Peck

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Photo: John Millman

Pine Warbler
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Northern Goshawk
Chasing a Mourning Dove
Photo: Robert Alford

American Tree Sparrow
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

Ruffed Grouse
Photo: Francine Ouellette

Summer Tanager
First alternate
Photo: Andrew Don

Short-eared Owl
Photo: Sam Barone

Franklin's Gull
Photo: Barry Cherriere

Gray Catbird
Photo: Sam Barone

Short-eared Owl
Photo: Mark Peck

Short-eared Owl
Photo: Mark Peck

Rough-legged Hawk
Photo: Marcel Gahbauer

Common Nighthawk
Photo: Sandra Hawkins

Merlin
Photo: Hank Vander Velde

Field Sparrow
Photo: Sam Barone

Broad-winged Hawk
Photo: Brandon Holden

Pine Grosbeak
Photo: Brandon Holden

Savannah Sparrow
Photo: Daniel Cadieux

Barred Owl
Photo: Mike McEvoy

Upland Sandpiper
One of a pair
Photo: Latafat Correa

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Photo: Brandon Holden