November 27 (Sunday) – William Loane Memorial Waterfowl Outing
Meet 8:00 a.m. at Sunnyside, on the western Toronto lakeshore at the Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski monument. Join Glenn Coady to learn how to identify ducks and other waterfowl at a distance and in-flight at various stops along Lake Ontario, aspects of their life history, and their current and historical status in Southern Ontario. The workshop will also cover count protocols, moult stages and call recognition. Bring a lunch and dress warmly. Scope recommended but not required. Registration is required at ofo.ca. Maximum 30 participants.
Who can come: Trip is for OFO members. (One birding buddy may accompany registrant if required). Maximum: 30 participants.
Leader; Glenn Coady
Location: Sunnyside - can be reached by TTC.
What to bring: Lunch if birding all day, rain gear, water, sunscreen, snacks. Please contact trip leader in advance if you require loaner binoculars or accommodations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terrain: Flat terrain. Slow pace. Travel by car between locations.
Washrooms: available at locations enroute.
Land Acknowledgement for Toronto :"The land in Toronto (Tkaronto) in what we now know as Canada, from where we are meeting, includes the traditional territories of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
We also acknowledge that Toronto and this area of Toronto have been included under the Williams Treaty, the Toronto Purchase - Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum inter-nation peace agreement.
We are doing a land acknowledgement today to recognize the communities of peoples that were present and inhabited the lands before us and the traditional territories of the peoples whose lands we are fortunate to share, live on and present from today. Also, in effort to continue to improve our ongoing inter-relations with members of First Nations and Indigenous communities today. We are mindful of broken covenants and the need to reconcile with all our relations. Together, may we care for this land and each other, drawing on the strengths of our mutual nation building through peace and friendship being mindful of generations to come."