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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.

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What's New

  • HMREC Social Event

    The Hilliardton Marsh Annual Social will be taking place on Friday, November 7th, 2014. Due to the popularity of this event, we have decided to move to a larger venue this year. Instead of being at the Horne Granite Curling Club, where it has been for the last 3 years, this year's event will be at the New Liskeard Golf Course Club House. Our guest...
    Posted to Announcements (Forum) by Mike Werner on 10-22-2014
  • Re: sightings - Sparrows mostly gone now

    Similar situation in KL. White-crowned pretty well gone. Lots of Juncos and Tree Sparrows in the bush and I did notice that many of the Juncos seem to be pale with little contrast between the dark upper breast and the lighter gray below. The Tree Sparrows are pretty spooky and keep flushing ahead, keeping at least 50 to 100 feet ahead of me. Juncos...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 10-19-2014
  • Re: sightings - Sparrows mostly gone now

    Around my house this weekend there were oodles (that's a technical term) of Juncos. The White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows were mostly gone, with only one or two of each. Fox Sparrows may be present, as I occassionally catch a sparrow-sized streak of ruddy, but I haven't been able to get one in the glasses yet, so cannot be sure. Lots...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 10-19-2014
  • trumpeter etc

    One more Trumpeter near Hough Lake Oct 15. Also today, 18th, 62 Sandhills just south of Kirkland Lake and a Bald Eagle over Highway 112 at Round Lake
    Posted to Rare Sightings (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 10-18-2014
  • Trumpeter Swans

    Seven more Tumpeter Swans in Chamberlain Twp today. Swan society says call them Trumpeters rather than Tundra as Tundras usually fly in large flocks. These seven were flying low and headed in the same direction as the two seen yesterday. Swans have been seen before by Tom Woollings and others in a large beaver pond in that direction - it may be a regular...
    Posted to Rare Sightings (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 10-13-2014
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