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BIG NEWS: Canada Jay name restored. The American Ornithological Society (AOS) restores Canada Jay to its original name.

Many thanks to Dan Strickland, Carla Cicero and the team of Canadian ornithologists: Ryan Norris, Theresa Burg, David Bird, Michel Gosselin and Ken Otter, who submitted the name change proposal to the AOS. Posted 14 May 2018.

 

Latest Additions

July 2018

Red-headed Woodpecker Juveniles Fledge at Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Ontario, on 6 July 2018

Canada Jay Name Change Proposal by Ron Pittaway OFO News June 2018 - PDF

Young Groundhog in our Toronto Garden on 1 July 2018

 

June 2018

Juvenile Loggerhead Shrikes on the Carden Alvar on 26 June 2018

Snowshoe Hares and Ticks - Carden Alvar on 26 June 2018

 Six Piping Plovers at Darlington Provincial Park on 25 June 2018 - 2 adults and 4 young

Family of Six Virginia Rails at Cranberry Marsh in Whitby on 24 June 2018

Red-headed Woodpeckers at Sibbald Point Provincial Park on 16 June 2018 - video and photos

Upland Sandpipers on the Carden Alvar on 10 June 2018 - video and photos

Female Ruff at Cranberry Marsh, Whitby, Ontario on 7 June 2018

My Huron Fringe Birding Festival Highlights on 2 and 3 June 2018 - videos & photos - 2 Snowy Owls, Sandhill Cranes, Clay-colored Sparrows and more

Upland Sandpiper in Carden by Ron Pittaway

Penguins, Krill and Sheathbills - Antarctica with Quest Nature Tours and Universities Alumni February 2018 - videos and photos

 

May 2018

Least Bittern at Colonel Sam Smith Park in Toronto on 24 May 2018 - video and photos

Wilson's Phalarope and other shorebirds at  Blenheim Lagoons on 21 May 2018 - videos and photos

Hillman Marsh and Area Shorebirds page 1 - videos and photos - Marbled Godwits, Willets, American Avocets

Wheatley Harbour and Hillman Marsh Shorebirds page 2 - Marbled Godwit, Willets. Black-bellied Plovers, White-rumped Sandpipers and more

Common Loons check each other out at Point Pelee on 19 May 2018 - video and photos

Point Pelee 2018 Highlights - Videos and photos - Black-billed Magpie, Kirtland's Warbler, Sedge Wren, sparrows

Point Pelee 2018 Highlights page 2 - photos - Summer Tanager, variant Scarlet Tanager, Mourning Warbler

Point Pelee 2018 Highlights page 3 - videos & photos - Red morph Eastern Screech-Owl, Common Nighthawk, Little Gull

Point Pelee 2018 Highlights page 4 - videos & photos- Blue-winged Warbler, Louisiana & Northern Waterthrushes, Prothonotary Warbler

Yellow Rail in Carden by Ron Pittaway

 

April 2018

Where to see northbound shorebirds in the Point Pelee Area

Shorebird Presentation at Point Pelee National Park 12 May and 17 May 2018

OFO Shorebird Celebration at Hillman Marsh 1-20 (except Mondays) May 2018 - join OFO experts to enjoy spring shorebird migration

Wild Turkey Sees its Reflection. Pickering on 1 April 2018- photos and video

Loggerhead Shrike: Why the Carden Alvar? by Ron Pittaway

 

March 2018

White-winged Crossbills and more on the Carden Alvar on 31 March 2018 - photos and video

Turkey Vultures & Common Raven on Raccoon Carcass. Carden Alvar on 31 March 2018 - photos and video

Ducks on Canal Lake on the Carden Alvar on 31 March 2018 - photos and video

Iceland Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 28 March 2018 - photos and video

Meeting Richard Snell of Iceland Gull fame on 23 March 2018

Snowy Owl near Keswick on 22 March 2018 - photos and video

Canada Jays in Algonquin Park on 16 March 2018 - photos

Red Crossbills in Algonquin Park on 16 March 2018 - photos and 3 videos

Evening Grosbeaks in Algonquin Park on 16 March 2018 - photos and video

AGAIN Hybrid Redhead x Ring-necked Duck, Frenchman's Bay, Pickering, 17 March 2018 - photos & video

Hybrid Redhead x Ring-necked Duck, Frenchman's Bay in Pickering on 15 March 2018 - photos and video

Barnacle Goose at Schomberg North of Toronto on 13 March 2018 - video and photos

Opossum meets Red Fox in our Toronto garden on 11 March 2018 - video and photos

Commentary: Loggerhead Shrike's Last Stand by Ron Pittaway

 

February 2018

Quest trip to Remote Upper Amazon In Peru 24 February to 3 March 2018 - 6 pages of photo and videos

Antarctica Page 1, 11-14 February - Drake Passage and Seabirds with Worldwide Quest - photos and videos

Antarctica Page 2, 14 February - Isle of Penguins - Half Moon Island - photos and videos

Antarctica Page 3, 15-17 February - Isle of Penguins - Cuverville Island and more - photos and videos

Antarctica Page 4 - 15 February Wilhelmina Bay photos and videos

Antarctic VIDEOS: 1. Killer Whales kill a Minke Whale  2..Elephant Seals hauled out on Livingstone Island

Gentoo Penguins take the plunge in Antarctica, February 2018 - video and photos

Canada Jay Name Change Proposal by Ron Pittaway

 

January 2018

Snowy Owls north of Toronto on 29 January 2018 - video and photos

Female Harlequin Duck in Burlington on 28 January 2018 - video and photos

Leucistic young Trumpeter Swan at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 23 October 2017 and 25 January 2018

Three first cycle Glaucous Gulls at Bluffers Park on 20 January 2018 - video and photos

Young female Snowy Owl feasted on frozen dead duck or gull at Frenchmans Bay on 18 Jan - video & photos

Female King Eider at Frenchman's Bay in Pickering near Toronto on 2 January 2018 - video and photos

Kumlien's Iceland Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 1 January 2018 - video and photos

 

December 2017

Snowy Owls in Toronto Area from 11 November to 27 December 2017. Photo and video

Adult male Harlequin Duck at Unwin Bridge in Toronto on 24 December 2017

Tufted Duck and Scaup photos and video on Lake Ontario on 20, 23 and 24 December 2017

Carolina Wren at our feeder in Toronto on 23 and 29 December 2017 - photos and video

Adult male Cooper's Hawk watching birds at our feeders in Toronto. 22 December 2017 - photos & video

Ashbridges Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant on Toronto CBC 17 December 2017

Long-tailed Ducks diving in unison at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, 17 December 2017 video & photos

Tundra and Trumpeter Swans at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 17 December 2017

Niagara Gullwatchers, Snowy Owl and Tufted Titmouse, December 2017

Snowy Owls get together at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on 3 December 2017. Photos and video

 

November 2017

First winter Dunlin at Tommy Thompson Park on 27 November 2017

90 Sandhill Cranes migrate over Thickson Point, Whitby on 27 November 2017. Photos and video

First winter female King Eider in the Burlington Ship Canal on 24 November 2017

Juvenile Northern Gannet on Lake Ontario at Burlingon on 22 & 24 November 2017 - photos & action videos

Feeding Frenzy of Red-breasted Mergansers in Durham Region, east of Toronto on 20 November 2017

First year Anna's Hummingbird in Carleton Place near Ottawa, Ontario. Please see photos and video

First winter male Black-throated Gray Warbler and Nashville Warbler in Ottawa on 17 November 2017

Tens of thousands of Greater Snow Geese near Casselman in Eastern Ontario on 17 November 2017. Photos and two videos

First winter King Eider on Lake Ontario at Rotary Park in Ajax on 14 November 2017

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk in Brookbanks Ravine, Toronto, on 13 November 2017

Carolina Wren at our birdfeeders on Brookbanks Ravine in Toronto, 10 November 2017

MICHEL GOSSELIN - Profile of a Canadian Museum of Nature Ornithologist by Ron Pittaway

Two Cattle Egrets in Durham Region, east of Toronto on 2 November 2017

 
 

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