Ontario Field Ornithologists - Membership
The trip is now full.
Leader: Mark Read
Trip Description: Meet at 8:00 am at the Amherst Island ferry dock (44.193057, 76.741106) to catch the 8:30 am ferry. Carpooling from the dock encouraged. Expect to find wintering owls and raptors. Optional extension to Kingston and Wolfe Island in the afternoon.
What to Bring: Wear warm clothing, good winter boots and bring a packed lunch and a hot drink.
Maximum 20 participants.
Leader: Mike Burrell.
Trip Description: Meet 8:00 am at the Sobeys parking lot on Main Street in Picton. Explore the Prince Edward County South Shore IBA for early migrants, waterfowl and interesting birds on the lake. Trip ends early afternoon.
What to Bring: Bring rubber boots, packed lunch and beverage of your choice.
Leader: Langis Sirois
Trip Description: Observe the Ravens, Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles of the Ottawa region.
Meeting Place: Meeting place will depend on the location of the birds. Registrants will be notified when the meeting place is determined. The meeting place will also be posted on ONTBirds and the OFO website,
Trip Description: Meet Friday 7:00 am at the junction of Worthington Road and Hwy. 11, about 10 km east of Rainy River, 3 sideroads east of town. American White Pelican, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Marbled Godwit, Sandhill Crane, Black-billed Magpie, Connecticut Warbler, Le Conte’s Sparrow. Possible Great Gray Owl, Western Kingbird, Yellow Rail, Piping Plover. Trip ends at noon on Saturday.
Leader: Sarah Rupert.
Workshop Description: Meet 9:00 am at the Point Pelee National Park Visitor’s Centre for a day of nature journaling and bird sketching. Spend the morning in the Visitor's Centre classroom practicing the basics of sketching. After lunch, head out into the park and area to put our new skills to work.
What to Bring: Bring a sketchbook or journal, a pencil, your lunch and a folding chair.
Cost: Park entry fee required.
Leader: Ian Shanahan
Workshop Description: Meet 1:00 pm Saturday at the Park Lighthouse. “Look for birds with your ears” is a useful guiding principle, especially during the breeding season. Join this mobile, in-field workshop to apply time-tested listening techniques in a broad range of nearby habitats. Trip ends 1:00 pm Sunday.
What to Bring: Bring lunches and beverages.
Leaders: Claude King, Dave Milsom
Workshop Description: Meet 7:00 am at end car park next to the main park at the foot of Kipling Ave. All levels of photographers welcome. Those requiring photo tips for their specific camera should bring their manual.
What to Bring: Bring your camera equipment: camera lenses, camera manual and tripod (optional). Bring lunch and beverages.
Leader: Mike Burrell
Trip Description: Meet 7:50 am at the carpool lot south of 401 at exit 593 (Camden East Road). Late migrants including sparrows, waterfowl, gulls and waterbirds. Trip ends mid-afternoon.
What to Bring: Bring packed lunch and beverage of your choice.
Cost: Ferry fee required.