Ontario bird watching
Province Bird: Common Loon
Birds of Special Interest: White-rumped Sandpiper, American Woodcock, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Mourning Warbler.
Number of Species Seen in Ontario: 473
Recommended Bird Field Guides:
Sibley Guide to Birds
National Geographic - Birds of North America
Birds of North America CD-ROM
Rare Bird Alerts:
Hamilton (905) 381-0329
Oshawa (905) 576-2738
Ottawa/Hull (613) 860-9000
Sault Ste. Marie (705) 256-2790
Toronto (416) 350-3000 x2293
Windsor/Detroit (248) 477-1360
Windsor/Pt. Pelee (519) 252-2473
Transcripts of rare bird reports
Discover the top birding locations in Ontario. Find out more about Ontario Bird Clubs and Birding Organizations in Ontario. Print out a checklist of Ontario birds. Find the Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers for Ontario. Order books to help you become a better birder in Ontario. Discover links to Ontario Birding web sites. Print out special maps of Ontario before you begin your trip.
Recommended Ontario Birdwatching Hotspots:
44.18 N 76.75 W
Come in December to see Owls. You can find them during daylight hours. The woodlot near the eastern end of the island is a good spot. Also scan the ice floes just offshore.
42.58 N 80.25 W
This point thrusts 19 miles into the northern edge of Lake Erie. Visit in the spring for spectacular warbler migrations and great hawk flights. The Long Point Bird Observatory is a good place to start -- pick up an annotated checklist.
43.06 N 79.04 W
Come in December to see Gulls. In general, birds are easier to see from the Ontario side of the river. Specialties include Iceland, Lesser Black-backed, Black-headed and Little Gull. Look for Ducks on the river.
41.56 N 82.31 W
This tip of Ontario extends into Lake Erie, forming a welcome site for migrating birds in May and a natural "funnel" in the fall. Warblers in the spring are everywhere. Watch the flight of Monarch butterflies and huge flocks of Blue Jays in the fall. Considered by most as one of the Top 10 birding spots in North America.
- More on Birding in Ontario:
- Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory
- Birding Festivals
- Ontario Birding Home Page
- Toronto and Southern Ontario Birding
- Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
- Holiday Beach Festival of Hawks
- Niagra Peninsula Hawkwatch
- Bird Studies Canada
- Ojibway Nature Centre
- Haldimand Bird Observatory
- Innis Point Bird Observatory
- Ontario Birds at Risk Program
- Breeding Bird Survey in Ontario
- Long Point Bird Observatory
- Ontario Weather and Climate
- Friends of Presqu'ile Park
- Butterfly Watching in Ontario
- Hot Spots
- Ontario Birding Hot Spots
- Ontario Birding
- Point Pelee Island
- Point Pelee Birding Reports
- Prince Edward Point
- Birdwatching in Ontario Provincial Parks
- Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch
If you would like to recommend a great birding spot in this region, please feel free to contact us at info(at)birding.com. We welcome your suggestions!
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