2024 Hilliardton Convention Description & Trips 

Convention

Location: Hilliardton Marsh Research and Education Centre, 952130 ON-569, Hilliardton

Friday evening:
Meet & Greet: 5:00 pm (Books/optics swap)
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Live streamed program, including the famous Bird Quiz: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday evening:
Meet & Greet: 5:00 pm (Books/optics swap)
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Live streamed program, includes OFO’s AGO, Distinguished Ornithologist Award, Keynote speaker 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Want to Register? – Click Here

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Field Trip Details

Field Trip Brochure – Click Here

Friday

Morning Trip 1: Hilliardton Marsh Songbird Banding and Marsh Hike *Open to paid registrants only.
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet: Hilliardton Marsh Education Centre (aka “The Hive”)

Morning Trip 2: Englehart Sewage Lagoons and Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet: Englehart Tim Horton’s parking lot (north end of town at Hwy. 11)

Afternoon Trip 1: New Liskeard Sewage Lagoons
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet: at New Liskeard Walmart Parking Lot, Northwest corner

Afternoon Trip 2: Driving Tour, Cranes and Raptors
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet: at Hilliardton Marsh south parking lot

Evening Owl Banding (Weather dependent) *Open to paid registrants only.
Time: 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Meet: Hilliardton Marsh “birdhouse” (across the parking lot

Saturday

Morning Trip 1: Hilliardton Marsh Songbird Banding and Marsh Hike *Open to paid registrants only.
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet: Hilliardton Marsh Education Centre (aka “The Hive”)

Morning Trip 2: Englehart Sewage Lagoons and Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet: Englehart Tim Horton’s parking lot (north end of town at Hwy. 11)

Afternoon Trip 1: New Liskeard Sewage Lagoons
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet: at New Liskeard Walmart Parking Lot, Northwest corner

Afternoon Trip 2: Driving Tour, Cranes and Raptors
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet: at Hilliardton Marsh south parking lot

Evening Owl Banding (Alternate, in case of poor weather on Friday) *Open to paid registrants only.
Time: 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Meet: Hilliardton Marsh “birdhouse”

Sunday

Morning Trip 1: Hilliardton Marsh Songbird Banding *Open to paid registrants only.
Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Meet: Hilliardton Marsh Education Centre (aka “The Hive”)

Morning Trip 2: Lake Temiskaming Waterfront, New Liskeard to Haileybury
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet: TBA

Morning Trip 3: Backroads Birding, South Temiskaming
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet: TBA

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Questions?  Email convention@ofo.ca


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Red-headed Woodpecker
Photo: Jean Iron

Eastern Towhee
Female
Photo: Sandra and Frank Horvath

American Redstart
Photo: Frank and Sandra Horvath

White-throated Sparrow
Photo: Marcel Gahbauer