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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: recent sightings

    Nighthawks! Me too! Yesterday, sometime after 18:00 - 5 of them over the Englehart River bridge as I was coming back from New Liskeard. There may have been more... There were a lot of Ring-billed Gulls in New Liskeard and Haileybury, large numbers flying around as if they were hawking insects, in several locations. Today, a Northern Harrier off River...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Serge on 08-20-2014
  • Re: recent sightings

    I saw two Nighthawks in New Liskeard yesterday evening, over the Dymond Twp end of town.
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 08-20-2014
  • recent sightings

    Another Nighthawk today at Gull Lake among a large flock of Ring-billed Gulls feeding on an insect hatch. Three Evening Grosbeaks in the yard yesterday. A Junco at the blueberry patch near Dobie this afternoon. Adult and juvenile Bald Eagles at Kenogami Saturday. A pair of Loons and two young ones on Gull Lake today.
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 08-18-2014
  • Re: ebird effect on timbirds

    It's not eBird, Mike. It's just life. I haven't posted anything on eBird either in over a month. I have managed to get out once since that time, for one single birding day on the Monday of the August long weekend, but did not see anything noteworthy. It was pretty dead. In fact, it was so quiet that day that I couldn't even find a pigeon...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 08-15-2014
  • Re: ebird effect on timbirds

    Hi Mike, I would post a lot more if I'd be on the good side of the border! More seriously, yesterday evening despite de rain and wind I drove to Lorrainville sewage lagoons to find the 4 regular species of swallows, and 6 species of shorebirs including White-rumped and Baird's sandpipers. Complete list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by joe_frechette on 08-14-2014
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