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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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  • Re: feeder check

    I, too, tend to spread some seed around on the ground. One added benefit, beyond the obvious elbow room it provides to the feeding hordes, is that a few of the seeds that get missed by both the birds and the spring raking end up turning into sunflower plants over the summer.
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 02-27-2015
  • Re: feeder check

    Besides the table huge table feeder and hanging feeders , I too throw the seed around..I dread raking it this spring!!! My front, side, and back yards are sprinkled with black spots..the only time it looks white is after a snow!!! I finally have a Southern Hoary today. I sent a few pictures to Alan for confirmation that it isn't a A.h.hornemanni...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 02-25-2015
  • Re: feeder check

    The hungry hordes are going through both the Niger and Sunflower seed at a pretty good rate here too - my trick to keep it down a bit is to kick the spillage around as far as I can every day. It gets the buried seed back on top and spreads it around so the birds that can't find room at the feeders can scrounge around for a snack. It also means a...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 02-25-2015
  • Re: feeder check

    ok.make that 4 blue jays and I forgot to mention the Northern Shrike I had in the first week of Feb. cheers
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 02-24-2015
  • Re: feeder check

    Hi everyone, Going thru' 50 lbs of black oil seed every 10 days. ( I had to limit it to that too!!) 100 plus redpolls..NO hoaries, mixed flocks of pine and evening..with pines outnumbering the evenings 10 to 1...numbers around 50 plus. Black cap chickadees are around 20..the largest I have had in many years. Hairy and Downy , 3 gray jays. 2 Blue...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 02-23-2015
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