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OFO Sault Ste. Marie Virtual Birding Festival - Sunday, May 30th

  • 30 May 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Webinar
  • 430


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OFO Sault Ste. Marie Birding Festival

Day 3 - Sunday, May 30th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Daily recap of bird sightings and best photo award

Nocturnal Singing by Ovenbirds – Jenn Foote

This talk will focus on nocturnal vocal behaviour of the ovenbird. Ovenbirds sing sporadically at night but rather than their common loud primary song, they sing their complex extended flight song at night. Jenn will discuss her research into the patterns of flight song vocalization, the seasonal and daily patterns of extended song delivery and how the structure of the song varies both within and among individuals.

A Holistic Approach to Learning Bird Songs and Calls – Ian Shanahan

You can learn bird vocalizations in many different ways and it's all about finding the best fit for you. In this session, we'll explore different means of categorizing and sub-categorizing birds’ sounds through various "learning filters" like tone, pattern, and, above all, habitat type. There are many clues in nature that not only aid in recognition of different species, but give you the enriching experience of further understanding individual birds' lives.

Closing Remarks - Carter Dorscht

** Please note that the schedule is subject to change.**

What to do during the day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, no formal birding outings will be taking place. Instead, birders are encouraged to go birding on their own (while following all relevant restrictions and guidelines) during the day. Make sure you check out the About Birding in SSM page at: page.

Post your pictures on Facebook and Instagram

Each evening, we will have a period where we can discuss what was seen earlier that day. There will be prizes for the best bird found and best bird photo taken during the festival within the Sault Ste. Marie Birding Area.

Use the hashtag #SSMBirdingFestival when submitting your photos to social media.

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