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2022 OFO Convention: Sept 23-25, Point Pelee and Surrounding Region

  • 23 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 AM
  • 25 Sep 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Point Pelee and Surrounding Area
  • 167

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The OFO Convention is for OFO members and a guest. Your registration includes access to field trips, the Saturday AGM and Banquet, and the Friday Night Birds and Beers. The Birds and Beers meal is an additional cost which will be applied if selected.

    Young birders (up to age 20) must register separately to qualify for the special Young Birders rate.
  • As a token of appreciation to convention trip leaders and program participants, we offer free registration for the convention. Your registration includes access to field trips throughout, and the Saturday Evening AGM and Banquet.

    Note that Friday Night Birds and Beers is not included. Cash bar at events.
  • Young birders (up to age 20) qualify for the special Young Birders rate. Young birders are not required to be OFO members to register.

    Your registration includes access to field trips throughout the convention, including field trips for young birders only, the Saturday AGM and Banquet, and the Friday Night Birds and Beers. The Birds and Beers meal is an additional cost which will be applied if selected.

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2022 OFO Convention


The in-person convention is back after a 2-year hiatus!


Join OFO members and guests for three days of birding, celebration and enjoyment in Point Pelee National Park and surrounding birding destinations.

At this time of year you can expect to see migrating songbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and abundant raptors. Many people consider September to be the best birding month of all!


Evening activities include Friday night's Birds and Beers -- a casual dinner followed by a short presentation of local interest, and the famous Bird Quiz hosted by Sarah Rupert.


The Saturday Banquet and AGM is the heart of the convention. A sit down meal is followed by the roundup, the OFO Annual General Meeting, presentation of the Distinguished Ornithologist Award and Certificates of Appreciation, and the Keynote Speech. This year's Keynote Speaker is Merilyn  Simonds, authour of Woman, Watching, a biography of  Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, an early citizen scientists who retreated in midlife to a log cabin in the bush to study songbirds. 


Both evening events take place at the Portuguese Club, located at 217 Talbot St., West in Leamington, Ontario. The club has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible. Evening events are preceded by vendor exhibits, and a chance to vie for one of the fabulous door prizes. A cash bar will be available at each event.


Where to Stay


For a limited time, group rates are available at several hotels and other venues in the area. Please go ofo.ca/Events/Convention/Where to Stay for the details. 


Please note:

  • COVID Precautions: Safety is our first concern. We will follow provincial and regional guidance regarding Covid safety and adjust the convention as required.
  • Field Trip Registration: Registration for field trips will be opened prior to the convention. Registrants will be notified and will have priority for registration.

Questions? Email convention@ofo.ca

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