2017 INDEX

Click photo above for video of Whimbrels on the beach at Wheatley Harbour near Point Pelee on 22 May 2017.

July

Tricolored Heron at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 21 July 2017

 

Juvenile Wilson's Phalarope at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto on 17 and 17 July 2017 - Video and Photos

 

Quest Nature Tours Trip to Iceland 27 June to 7 July.2017 - 8 pages of photo and videos

 

Hummingbird Sphinx Moth in Janice and Art's garden in Niagara Falls, Ontario on 15 July 2017

 

Black-legged Kittiwake at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto on 13 July 2017

 

Peregrine Falcon at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto on 12 July 2017 - photos and video

 

Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls at Ashbridges Bay in July in Toronto

 

June

Mediterranean Gulls photos and video at Llanelli Wetland Centre in Wales on 21 June 2017

 

Llanelli Wetland Centre highlights on 21 June 2017 - Black-headed Gulls, Spoonbills and Black-tailed Godwits

 

The Couchiching Conservancy's Passport to Nature outing on Wylie Road on the Carden Alvar, morning of 10 June 2017

 

More exploring the Carden Alvar on the afternoon of 10 June 2017

 

First summer Black-legged Kittiwake at Bronte Harbour on 7 June 2017

 

Two first summer Little Gulls at Bronte Harbour on 7 June 2017

 

May

Two northbound White-rumped Sandpipers at Ashbridges Bay/Woodbine Beach in Toronto on 29 May 2017 - Video and Photos

 

First summer Franklin's Gull in Toronto on Woodbine Beach/Ashbridges Bay

 

Fallout of rufa Red Knots at Ashbridges/Woodbine Beach in Toronto on 25 May 2017 - Video and Photos

 

Common Loon vocalizing & doing rolling preens on Canal Lake, Carden Alvar, 26 May 2017 - Video & Photos

 

Piping Plover at Ashbridges Bay/Woodbine Beach in Toronto on 24 May 2017

 

Whimbrel and more at Wheatley Harbour on 22 May 2017

 

Point Pelee  Favourites 2017 page 1 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Towhee, Eared Grebe & more

 

Point Pelee Favourites 2017 page 2 - Fox Snake, Blanding's Turtle, Common Terns Feeding at Tip photos and video & more

 

White-rumped Sandpiper at Wheatley Harbour on 17 May 2017

 

Variation in Sanderlings at Wheatley Harbour on 17 and 18 May 2017

 

Point Pelee and Hillman Area Spring Shorebirds from 30 April to 22 May 2017

 
 

Two subspecies of Short-billed Dowitcher, hendersoni and griseus, feeding and griseus preening. Photos and videos at Hillman Marsh on 18 May 2017

 

Female Blue Grosbeak at Point Pelee on 15 and 16 May 2017

 

Prothonotary Warbler on Woodland Trail at Point Pelee on 10 May 2017

 

Black-bellied Plovers reel around the Tip of Point Pelee trying to land. 3 May 2017.- Video and Photos

 

April

Willets, Marbled Godwits and American Avocets at Hillman Marsh, photos and videos. 28-30 April 2017

 

Adult male Ruff feeding on flooded field in Simcoe County north of Toronto on 24 April 2017 - photos and video

 

Videos and photos of the Iceland - Kumlien's - Thayer's Gull complex at Ashbridge's Bay in Toronto

 

Adult nominate glaucoides Iceland Gull at Ashbridge's Bay in Toronto on 15 and 16 April 2017

 

Rare Eastern "Yellow" Palm Warbler in Toronto on 16 April 2017

 

Kumlien's Gulls at Ashbridge's Bay in Toronto on 15 April 2017

 

Adult Thayer's Gulls at Ashbridge's Bay in Toronto on 15 and 16 April 2017

 

Dekay's Brownsnake rescued from our house in Toronto on 11 April 2017

 

Great Horned Owl at Keswick Heronry but nest blew down on 10 April 2017

 

Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 10 April 2017

 

Algonquin Park for the OFO trip on 9 April 2017 - a selection of photos

 

Canada Jay for National Bird - listen to this great recording

 

First winter male Barrow's Goldeneye in Toronto on 1 April 2017

 

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

 

OFO Shorebird Viewing Celebration at Hillman Marsh - join OFO experts to enjoy spring migration 1-22 May 2017

 

Early Killdeer checking out territories at the Outer Harbour Marina in Toronto on 1 April 2017

 

March

Canada-Honduras Trade Mission to promote birding eco-tourism in Honduras, 11-18 March 2017

 

February

Quest Nature Tours trip to Costa Rica and Panama 15-25 February 2017

 

Southern Lapwings at Gamboa Lodge in Panama on 18 February 2017

 

First year Great Gray Owl east of the Greater Toronto Area

Juvenile/first cycle Thayer's Gull at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto on 6 February 2017

 

Kumlien's Gulls at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto - page 1 on 5 February 2017

 

Thayer's Gulls and more Kumlien's Gulls at Ashbridges Bay - page 2 in Toronto on 5 February 2017

 

More on Adult Ring-billed Gull with Pink Flush at Oshawa Harbour on 3 February 2017

 

Richly-pigmented abieticola adult Red-tailed Hawk in Brookbanks Ravine, Toronto, on 1 February 2017

 

Adult Ring-billed Gull with Pink Flush at Oshawa Harbour on 1 February 2017 - photos and video

 

Kumlien's Gull on Lake Ontario at Oshawa Harbour on 1 February 2017 - photos and video

 

Distinguished Ornithologist article in the December 2016 Ontario Birds by Ken Abraham - Thank you Ken

 

January

Pine Warblers and More at Niagara Falls Ontario - photos and video on 21 January 2017

 

Northern Mockingbird and Northern Shrike at Humber Bay West in Toronto on 18 January 2017

 

Leucistic American Robin at Humber Bay West in Toronto on 18 January 2017

 

Eared Grebe at Colonel Sam Smith Park in Toronto - photos and video on 16 January 2017

 

First year male King Eider at Colonel Sam Smith Park in Toronto - photos and video on 16 January 2017

 

Slaty-backed Gull on the Niagara River - photos and video on 15 January 2017

 

Interesting Kumlien's Gull at Thorold on 11 January 2017

 

Barred Owl near Toronto on 7 January 2017 - photos and video

 

Glaucous Gull, and gulls and ducks in Durham on 7 January 2016

 

Common Goldeneyes at Frenchmans Bay on 7 January 2017

 

Female Smith's Longspur at Long Point on 2 January 2017 - photos and video