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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: where are the female ruby throats

    Merci. I will keep watching for them. Just in case you are interested. I have had a grackle come here anywhere from 3-6 times a day whose lower beak is missing except for about 3/8 of an inch on one side. Before he hurt himself , he came everyday for peanuts. He would walk along the railings looking in the windows till he found me and sit there till...
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 07-24-2017
  • Re: where are the female ruby throats

    No female at the feeders for me. I saw a female in the field last week, there are a lot of wildflower right and a lot more to bloom!
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by joe_frechette on 07-24-2017
  • Re: heads up

    Hi Joe, I sent and e-mail and then noticed it was disabled. Can you tell me if the females and immature ruby throated hummingbirds are back to your feeders yet? I only have 2 males fighting over them..I usually have lots in early August, but thought the females would be back by now. Am curious. Merci, gert
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 07-24-2017
  • where are the female ruby throats

    hi. I only have 2 males at the feeders and early on , before nesting I had lots...please let me know how they are doing in your locations...thanks
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by birderbabe on 07-20-2017
  • heads up

    Hi, just a heads up, there was a sighting of Black Vulture 5 min west of Mattawa. The very, very large wings are unmistakable, when soaring. with the south winds today and tomorrow we never know where it might show up.
    Posted to General Bird Talk (Forum) by joe_frechette on 07-20-2017
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