Timiskaming Birds Forum


Timiskaming Birds

A wealth of local bird information at your fingertips! Visit Timiskaming Birds for species checklists, Timiskaming hotsopts, and much more.  Content is updated regularly, so visit often.

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 iPodĀ®.  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.

Popular Tags

No tags have been created or used yet.
This forum is a component of the Timiskaming Birds web site.  Use the links on the right to return to the main Timiskaming Birds web pages, where you will find a wealth of information about birds and birding in Timiskaming, including an up to date species checklist.
Timiskaming is a large, primarily rural area with long distances between towns along only a few main travel corridors, so it is often difficult for us birders to get together physically for meetings or outings.  Please think of this forum as your virtual birding clubhouse, where people with a shared interest can come together to contribute their knowledge and enthusiasm, and help others who are new to this engaging passtime.  I urge you to use this site to: 
         Report locally rare or unseasonal sightings
         Ask questions of other local birders
         Announce upcoming events or planned outings 
         Initiate or vote in polls of the membership
         Discuss general birding topics
         Share your digital bird photography
         Have fun networking with other local birders
Although anyone can view the posts, you must join in order to participate in the discussions.  Please send an email to the webmaster to make a request to join. (Unfortunately, due to abuses of the self-registration system, new users can now only be created by the administrator.) If you have already joined, then please sign in every time you visit to enable the full functionality of the site.
The site is designed to be simple and intuitive to use. Please contact the forums administrator (webmaster (at) timbirds (dot) info) if you have any difficulties.

For instructions on posting pictures to the forums, please read the information HERE

This website is supported in part by the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund of Bird Studies Canada with funds raised through the annual Baillie BIRDATHON.

If you enjoy this web site, consider making a contribution. You can make a secure donation through PayPal from the button on the Timiskaming Birds Home Page.

What's New

  • common merganser

    Went for a walk to Culver Park: 2 Common Merganser in Blanche River also Canada Geese, Goldeneyes, Black Ducks, Mourning Dove, RB Nuthatch, Chickadee, Grackles, Ring-billed Gulls and a few divers far out in a bit of open water at the mouth of the Blanche in Otto Lake - too far for positive id.
    Posted to First Sightings (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 04-17-2015
  • Northern Flicker- Gowganda

    I heard him yesterday but saw him today. Other migrants are slow coming in. ..one or two of this one and that one..
    Posted to First Sightings (Forum) by birderbabe on 04-17-2015
  • Did someone mention the Kestrels already?

    Paul and I saw two near just past Kerns school. yesterday..the 15th...and watched a Rough-legged hawk being attacked by a crow along side the van. Also if people want pictures of vultures..take a trip into Gowganda and when you come to the top of the big hill before town..they are roosting in that area . in the morning you see them sitting on the guide...
    Posted to First Sightings (Forum) by birderbabe on 04-16-2015
  • Chipping Sparrow- Gowganda

    Only ONE. I was sitting on the deck when he landed about 10 ft from me on the back lawn. He picked up and old sunflower seed and couldn't open that so he dropped it and flew to the lilac bush where I had a lot of seed. He was happy to join the Tree sparrows and song sparrows.
    Posted to First Sightings (Forum) by birderbabe on 04-16-2015
  • Belted Kingfisher - Hill's Lake

    This afternoon - 2 of them. Also saw my first Sharp-shinned Hawk across the road from my house today.
    Posted to First Sightings (Forum) by Serge on 04-16-2015
Powered by Community Server (Non-Commercial Edition), by Telligent Systems