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Local Information

A complete and regularly updated listing of all species that have been observed in our area.


Released in 2007, the second Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas is one of our most  important bird research efforts.


A revolution in bird song id, birdJam loads songs onto the Apple iPod®.  In 15 seconds, you can listen to any of 650 birds in the well-organized playlists.

Other Ontario Birding Links

Ontario Field Ornithologists official website.
The Ontario Bird Records Committee, a panel of experts that reviews rare bird reports for the official provincial record.
OFO's electronic mailing listserv that notifies birders of interesting Ontario bird sightings.
A number of other birding links that may be of interest.

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What's New

  • Iceland Gull

    I found an Iceland Gull in full adult plumage at the New Liskeard lagoons before work this morning. I don't usually stop in at the lagoons this early in the day, but I was running early, so had a bit of time. Maybe I should do that more often. It was standing with a small flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Actually, they were all sitting down half asleep...
    Posted to Rare Sightings (Forum) by Mike Werner on 04-28-2016
  • Re: Mark's Migration Musings for last week of April

    They'll get there soon. Even "down south" here, the migration seems to have stalled the last few days. I'm expecting Hermit Thrushes to start singing at dusk any day now, but don't know if that's going to happen as long as the temperatures keep plunging as soon as the sun goes down. You're right, though - another sustained...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 04-27-2016
  • Re: Mark's Migration Musings for last week of April

    We are a bit behind y'all here in KL but here is the scoop: at Culver Park first Loon on Monday, also Buffleheads, Ring-necks, Flicker, Bald Eagle and Purple Finches. Tree Sparrows, and lotsa Juncos and blackbirds (no Rusty yet) in the yard lately but no Fox/White-crowned Sparrows yet. With everything so late, I expect a flood of new arrivals on...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 04-27-2016
  • Mark's Migration Musings for last week of April

    Migration Forecast 6 – April 25-May 1, 2016 This last week was another fairly slow week, but some very interesting birds showed up just the same. First, I should mention that last week’s arrivals included two species that I missed in the confusion: Mike Werner, Nicole Richardson, and Dalas Forget all reported Barn Swallow from the New Liskeard lagoons...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 04-26-2016
  • Yellow-rumped Warblers have arrived!

    I saw a bright male Yellow-rumped Warbler in my yard at about 12:40 this afternoon. In my mind, the arrival of this one bird heralds a whole new chatper to the spring migration! We're officially into a new phase of bird movement. The Warblers are coming, the Warblers are coming!
    Posted to First Sightings (Forum) by Mike Werner on 04-24-2016
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