Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ontario Field Ornithologists' Convention October 3 and 4, 2009

A record high 260 registrants at the annual Ontario Field Ornithologists' Convention at Point Pelee this past weekend (October 3-4) reported a combined total of 176 species, also a new record. Some of the notable birds included: Cackling Goose, Hudsonian Godwit, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phalarope, Red Phalarope, Little Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Chimney Swift, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, and Brewer's Backbird. OFO members are keenly anticipating next year's Convention which will be held on September 25 and 26 at Long Point. Mark your calendar now. Thanks again to all participants, and especially to our leaders who did such a great job in locating birds on the field trips. Good birding, and see you again next year. Ron Tozer Field Trip List Compiler Dwight, ON

Trip Leader Pete Read looking for that elusive warbler!

With thick vegetation it was challenging to see the land birds.

Trip Leader Ron Tozer at the tip.

A successful morning at the tip and now heading back to the Visitor Centre.

A flock of 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers was a highlight for many.

A record 260 OFO members at the banquet!

Ron Tozer (center) presented the Distinguished Ornithologist Award by Margaret Bain and OFO President John Black.

1 comment:

nishiki_85 said...

Nice post Bruce. My wife and I attended the convention as well. She is in the first image of the convention post, looking for the elusive warbler.