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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: What to expect?

    Thanks for the heads-up, Jonathan. I haven't checked out the New Liskeard lagoons for almost a month, but I'll start giving it a visit now and then as time permits. I'd really love to see an Avocet in Timiskaming. That would be something. The only place I've seen them before was in Costa Rica back in 1989.
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 07-31-2015
  • What to expect?

    Hi, with the extremely dry season in western Canada, some bird might migrate or disperse at different time and place than they normally would. Not that we expect to find more rare birds this year, but I think we should keep an eye on sewage lagoons in august. Eared Grebe, Avocet, Stilt, Willet, Godwit, Nelson's sparrow, Yellow rail, and all species...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by joe_frechette on 07-31-2015
  • Nighthawks tonight!

    I can't believe that Mike W. and Paul and I were talking about nighthawks at our lunch and just after 8:30 tonight as we were going into the house I heard the hawks.. My brother Ed and I counted them as we stood back to back and got up to 12. They flew over and around for a few minutes before they moved off. WOW. The hummers were a bit more active...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 07-25-2015
  • Re: Heron Rookery

    Thanks Joe, I'll keep a better watch when I see cranes ..I might see some young ones myself!!!
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 07-25-2015
  • Re: Heron Rookery

    Clearcuts and farm field are commonly used for nesting. 2 weeks ago we saw a family under hydro lines, a clearcut far away from any other suitable breeding area so I assume it's large enough for them to think it's good habitat!
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by joe_frechette on 07-25-2015
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