A record high 254 participants enjoyed the Ontario Field Ornithologists
convention from Friday to Sunday, September 14-16. Field trip
Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Port Hope-Cobourg, Prince Edward
Northumberland Forest, Brighton Constructed Wetland, Brighton
Wildlife Area, and Oshawa Second Marsh.
A remarkable 173
species were tallied during the three days, comparing very
previous convention highs of 176 at Point Pelee in 2009 and
177 at Long Point
Among the many interesting birds reported were: Lesser
(Presqu'ile), Forster's Tern (Second Marsh), Black Tern
Short-eared Owl (Presqu'ile), Red-headed Woodpecker
Kingbird (Second Marsh), Prairie Warbler
(Northumberland Forest), Dickcissel
(Presqu'ile), and Evening Grosbeak
On behalf of all participants, I would like to thank the
speakers and field trip leaders for their tremendous efforts to
such a great convention.
Hope to see you at the convention
at Point Pelee in 2013 (date to be
Convention Checklist Compiler
Update: September 29,2012
The final tally of species reported for the three-day weekend
(September 14-16) was 178. This is a new high for the OFO
exceeding the previous high total of 177 at Long Point in 2010.
wishing to see the list should contact me privately.
been advised that the 254 registrants this year was actually our
highest, behind 258 at Point Pelee in 2009, 270 at Hamilton in 2008,
at Point Pelee in 2007.