Female King Eider in Toronto on 21 December 2016

 

2016 Index

December

Lark Sparrow in Toronto on 31 December 2016

 

Thayer's and Kumlien's Gulls at Ashbridges Bay Toronto on 31 December 2016

 

Hermit Thrush under our feeders on Brookbanks Ravine in Toronto on 27 December 2016

 

Long-tailed Duck plumages near Pickering on 25 December 2016

 

Purple Sandpiper in Toronto on 21 December 2016

 

Rough-legged Hawks in Toronto on 18 & 21 December 2016 - photos and video

 

Toronto Christmas Bird Count - Tommy Thompson Park - 18 December 2016

 

Lark Sparrow in Toronto on 8 December 2016

 

November

Glossy Ibis in Port Hope Ontario on 28 November 2016.

 

Video of Glossy Ibis feeding and preening in Port Hope on 28 November 2016

 

Great Black-backed Gull banded 0R5 returns to Minet's Point, Barrie. 19 November 2016.

 

October

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory Annual Dinner on 29 October 2016

 

Dante the Gyr is released after successful rehabilitation in Iceland. 16 October 2016

 

Exquisite Pendant - a gift from Denise and Hollis White on 29 October 2016

 

Eastern Towhee Double-scratching in my Toronto Garden on 30 October 2016

 

Fox Sparrow double-scratching in my Toronto Garden. 25 October 2016

 

Adult Common Loons molting in Barrie, Ontario on 23 October 2016

 

OFO Gull Weekend at Niagara on 3 - 4 December 2016

 

UPDATE Black-tailed Godwit at Llanelli Wetlands in Wales returns to Ireland on 20 October 2016

 

Mudpuppy presentation at Brodie Club in Toronto on 18 October 2016

 

Four Lesser Black-backed Gulls in Barrie on 15 October 2016

 

Carden Alvar Important Bird Area - new welcome sign near south end of Wylie Road

 

September

Juvenile American Golden-Plover and Black-bellied Plover ID

 

Juvenile Ruddy Turnstone photos and video and more at Presqu'ile Provincial Park

 

WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2016-2017 by Ron Pittaway

 

Shorebirds at Presqu'ile Provincial Park - photos and videos on 13 September 2016

 

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on 10 and 13 September 2016

 

Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope at Hamilton on 4 September 2016

 

NEW Adult Black-headed Gull feeding two hungry juveniles at Llanelli Wetland Centre in Wales on 5 July 2016. Llanelli has the only Black-headed Gull breeding colony in South Wales.

 

Shorebirds at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on 13 September 2016

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on 10 and 13 September 2016

Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope at Hamilton

 

August

Rosetta McClain Gardens Raptor Watch in Birdwatching Magazine - ARTICLE by Ron Pittaway

 

Shorebirds at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on 22 August 2016

 

Common Ringed Plover in Toronto on 20 August 2016

 

James Bay Shorebirds 2016 - 7 pages of photos & videos - 30 July to 13 August.

 

Common Ringed Plovers in Iceland from 2013-2016

 

July

Black-tailed Godwits at Llanelly Wetlands in Wales on 5 July 2016

 

Piping Plovers nesting at Darlington Provincial Park east of Toronto on 15 July 2016

 

June

NEW Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise with Worldwide Quest & University Alumni. 19-29 June 2016. Seven pages of photos.

 

Variation in Icelandic Herring Gulls at Heimaey in Iceland - 28 June 2016

 

ARTICLE Common Loons Flying with Open Bills by Jean Iron OFO News June 2016

 

Virginia Rails on the Carden Alvar - adults and chicks on 11 June 2016 - includes video

 

Birding the Carden Alvar - Passport to Nature outing - 11 June 2016

 

Massasauga Rattlesnake in Muskoka, Ontario, on 4 June 2016 - includes video

 

Video of Massasauga Rattlesnake, Muskoka, Ontario on 4 June 2016

 

May

CBC Radio Windsor interview with me about Hillman Marsh and shorebirds

 

Point Pelee Highlights 2016 page 1 includes Summer Tanager, Worm-eating Warbler

 

Point Pelee Highlights 2016 page 2 includes Whip-poor-will, Black-billed Cuckoo

 

Two Kirtland's Warblers at Point Pelee, 12 and 9 May 2016. Includes video.

 

Long-billed Dowitcher Identification

 

Short-billed Dowitcher Variation

 

Point Pelee Area Spring Shorebirds - page 2 - includes Ruddy Turnstones and Dunlin

 

Point Pelee Area Shorebirds - page 1

 

Eastern Fox Snake, Dunlin and Canada Geese at Hillman Marsh, 18 May 2016. Includes video.

 

Carden Alvar on 27 and 29 May 2016

 

Carden Alvar page 2 on 27 May 2016 - Prairie Smoke, Smooth Green Snake & more

 

Where are the eyes on this Ruddy Turnstone? Includes video. Toronto on 25 May 2016

Dunlin resting on their migration through Toronto Includes video. 24 May 2016

 

Whimbrel migrating through Toronto on 22 May 2016

 

Video: Whimbrel at Whimbrel Point and CN Tower in Toronto on 22 May 2016

 

Video: Ruddy Turnstones at Wheatley Harbour on 20 May 2016

 

Video: Short-billed Dowitchers near Point Pelee on 13 May 2016

 

Video: Short-billed Dowitcher feeding near Point Pelee on 13 May 2016

 

Video: Endangered Piping Plover at Seacliff Beach near Point Pelee on 3 May 2016 

 

Video: American Avocets at Hillman Marsh near Point Pelee on 3 May 2016

 

Video: Rare Black-necked Stilt at Hillman Marsh near Point Pelee on 1 May 2016

 

Greater Yellowlegs at Minesing Swamp. Front bird still molting into breeding plumage. 22 April 2016

 

April

Partial albino/leucistic White-throated Sparrow in Toronto on 28 April 2016

 

VIDEO Short-tailed Shrew grabbing and storing sunflower seeds in Toronto on 28 April 2016

 

Shorebird Workshops at Point Pelee included with park admission - 8 and 14 May 2016

 

OFO Shorebirds at Hillman Marsh - join OFO experts to enjoy shorebird migration

 

Greater Yellowlegs at Minesing Swamp Front bird still molting into breeding plumage. 22 April 2016.

 

Long-tailed Ducks molting into breeding plumage in Toronto on 23 April 2016

 

Banded Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

 

VIDEO Singing Chorus Frogs on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

 

Long-tailed Ducks in various stages of molt into breeding plumage. Toronto on 13 April 2016

 

Banded Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

 

VIDEO: Singing Chorus Frogs on the Carden Alvar on 15 April 2016

 

Peru - Amazon River Cruise and Sacred Valley with Worldwide Quest and Quest Nature Tours

 

Leucistic American Robin in Brookbanks Ravine in Toronto on 5 April 2016

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Eastern Phoebe at our feeders on Brookbanks Ravine in Toronto. 4 April 2016

 

Trips Index

 

March

Thousands of Franklin`s Gulls in Lima, Peru, on 19 and 21 March 2016.

 

Male Eurasian Wigeon at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 6 March 2016

 

Probable Tufted Duck x scaup hybrid at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto. 6 March 2016

 

Gadwall with unusual facial markings at Tommy Thompson Park on 6 March 2016

 

Ice sculptures on Lake Ontario at Cranberry Marsh near Toronto. 4 March 2016

 

More Long-tailed Ducks - page 6 - in Pickering on 5 March 2016

 

Long-tailed Duck Bills - page 5 - near Toronto on 2-3 March 2016

 

Variation in Long-tailed Ducks in Pickering - page 4 - near Toronto on 2-3 March 2016

 

February

Harlequin Duck at Humber Bay West in Toronto on 27 February 2016

 

Male and female Long-tailed Ducks in Pickering - page 3 - near Toronto on 28 February 2016

 

Female Long-tailed Ducks in Pickering - page 2 - near Toronto 21-28 February 2016

 

Variation in male Long-tailed Ducks in Pickering - page 1- near Toronto 21-28 February 2016.

 

Hawk Commentary - Ron Pittaway provides an interesting update. OFO News February 2016.

 

Finch Forecaster - interview with Ron Pittaway about his now annual Finch Forecast. OFO News February 2016.

 

Point Pelee Area Shorebirds 2016 - provides important information regarding opportunities this spring to hone your shorebird identification skills. OFO News February 2016.

 

Snowy Owl near Toronto on 19 February 2016

 

More about pink Ring-billed Gulls at Oshawa Harbour on 18 February 2016

 

Adult Ring-billed Gull with pinkish plumage flush. Oshawa Harbour on 17 February 2016

 

Two Glaucous Gulls near Toronto on 11 and 17 February 2016

 

Dark-eyed gull near Toronto on 10 February 2016

 

Pine Siskins at our feeders in Toronto on 5 and 6 February 2016

 

American Goldfinch with leucistic head patch at our feeders in Toronto. 5 February 2016

 

Adult Herring Gull with Thayer's-like wingtip pattern. Near Toronto, Ontario on 5 February 2016.

 

What are 3 Canada Geese doing on a factory roof on busy Brimley Road in Toronto? 4 February 2016

 

Nominate  Iceland Gull (glaucoides) specimen from Ontario

 

January

Urban Peregrine Falcon "Lucky" at Humber Bay East in Toronto on 31 January 2016

 

Second winter Glaucous Gull at Colonel Sam Smith Park in Toronto on 31 January 2015

 

Snowy Owl at Colonel Sam Smith Park on 31 January 2016

 

Northern Saw-whet Owl near Toronto on 30 January 2016 - one photo

 

Adult Thayers and two Kumlien's Gulls at Oshawa Harbour on 30 January 2016

 

Thayer's Gull adult in winter plumage at Oshawa Harbour, Ontario, 25 January 2016

 

Four Kumlien's Gulls and their eyes at Oshawa Harbour, Ontario, 25 Jan 2016

 

Amherst Island Hawks and Owls page 1, 21-23 January 2016

 

Amherst Island page 2, 21-23 January 2016

 

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk eying the feeders on 20 January 2016 - one photo

 

Kumlien's Gull with ice on its legs at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 13 January 2016

 

Barrie Gull Feeding Frenzy and Emerald Shiners on 10 January 2016

 

Presumed Nelson's Gull - Herring x Glaucous Gull hybrid at Tommy Thompson Park on Lake Ontario in Toronto, 10 January 2016

 

Barrie Gulls P 6 on 8 January 2016 - a study with links to videos

 

Barrie Gulls P 5 on 2 and 3 January 2016: 9 species

 

Female American Wigeon in Barrie on 3 January 2016

 

Three New Years Day Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 1 January 2016