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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: Whimbrel and others -- includes White-rumped SP and Golden Plover

    Subsequent examination of photos has confirmed the additional species of White-rumped Sandpipers and at least 3 American Golden Plovers. There is also a possible Buff-breasted Sandpiper. I will post photos for your evaluation, but will likely not get a chance to do that until Thursday evening, as I've got another busy week scheduled.
    Posted to Rare Sightings (Forum) by Mike Werner on 09-01-2014
  • Whimbrel and other shorebirds, Evanturel Township

    2 Whimbrel, viewed and photographed at close range for an extended period of about half an hour. For the remainder of the time they were at a greater distance. They were still present when we left. Thanks to Serge Gendron for locating these birds. 80 Black-bellied Plover, more than I have ever seen in Timiskaming at one time. Mostly on the ground across...
    Posted to Rare Sightings (Forum) by Mike Werner on 08-31-2014
  • Birding day, Sunday August 24th

    My apologies for posting this late, as it refers to an outing that happened a week ago now, but I still think its worth reporting. Mark Milton and I took a drive out the Mulligan-Rattray Road on Sunday, for pretty much as far as we could drive in a small 2-wheel drive car. We made additional stops en route at Clear Lake, Wendigo Lake, Skeleton Lake...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 08-31-2014
  • Red-necked Phalarope - ESL

    I got a call from Mark Milton this afternoon to come out and see a Phalarope that he found at Englehart SL. Although I could not come right away, I did manage to join him about 45 minutes later. By that time, Serge was already with him. Though long shots, both Serge and Mark managed to get photos. It was a Red-necked Phalarope in non-breeding plumage...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Werner on 08-29-2014
  • Re: Some bird pictures from the last few days

    Thanks Jonathan. I've removed it from ebird, and added one Chipping Sparrow
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Serge on 08-28-2014
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