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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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Timiskaming is a large, primarily rural area with long distances between towns along only a few main travel corridors, so it is often difficult for us birders to get together physically for meetings or outings.  Please think of this forum as your virtual birding clubhouse, where people with a shared interest can come together to contribute their knowledge and enthusiasm, and help others who are new to this engaging passtime.  I urge you to use this site to: 
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         Discuss general birding topics
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What's New

  • Snowy Owl, Rusty Blackbird, Eurasian Collared-dove

    Snowy Owl, not so rare, but a nice picture, Rusty Blackbird, not so rare, except maybe at this time of year, Eurasian Collared-dove, no records of it on Timbirds, a lifer for me, one seen by Jonathan Frechette near Ville Marie in 2012. Here are some pictures. The Snowy Owl was on Hilliardton Road on Feb 1. The Rusty Blackbird was on Mini Farm Road on...
    Posted to Rare Sightings (Forum) by Serge on 02-06-2016
  • Re: feederwatch

    hello back...yes, I am out here. been away a few days and check in periodically. Guess everyone else is posting on ebird. Miss the comments out here though..sigh. I wish I was on only my 3rd. bag of 50# seed. I have been going through a bag every 10 days. And as with you...they are also onto the nyger...strange huh? I have 70 pine grosbeaks, over 100...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 02-05-2016
  • feederwatch

    Hellooo - is anybody out there??? Feeder action has picked up in the last few weeks. Regular visitors: 50 Evening Grosbeaks - up from 25, 20+ Pine Grosbeaks, 40 Redpolls - up from a dozen or so and finally going for the Niger, Pileated + 3 Hairy Woodpeckers + 1 Downy Woodpecker all daily - sometimes all at once, 3 Gray Jays, 2 Blue Jays. The White-throated...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by Mike Leahy on 02-05-2016
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