Best Places to Bird in Ontario

With clear maps, beautiful color photos, and a wealth of useful information, Best Places to Bird in Ontario is an invaluable resource that will delight first-time and experienced birders alike.

Author: Kenneth Burrell

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781771643658

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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An insider’s guide to the best birding in Ontario, featuring thirty highly recommended sites. It’s no secret: Ontario’s rich natural landscape and diverse wildlife provides some of the most exceptional birdwatching Canada has to offer, attracting thousands of bird-lovers each year. In this user-friendly guidebook, local experts Mike and Ken Burrell show us why. Outlining thirty of their personal favorite spots at which to enjoy the province’s birding, they take readers on an avian tour from Point Pelee to Moosonee, Rainy River to Cornwall. Along the way, they draw from their extensive experience as professional birding guides and field biologists to share insider tips for spotting more than three hundred unique species, advice for exactly when and where to go for the best results, and helpful hints for finding rarely seen birds. Finally, they provide detailed instructions for accessing and enjoying each of the highly recommended sites. Ranging from beloved classics to remote hidden gems, many of these locales are within driving distance of Toronto, Hamilton, or Ottawa; some are even accessible on foot; and each is as spectacular as the last. With clear maps, beautiful color photos, and a wealth of useful information, Best Places to Bird in Ontario is an invaluable resource that will delight first-time and experienced birders alike.
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A Bird finding Guide to Ontario

for later landbird migrants such as cuckoos and Mourning and Connecticut Warblers ( the park is one of the best places to see the latter ) . However , for general birding the earlier weeks of May are preferable because the trees are ...

Author: Clive E. Goodwin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802069045

Category: Nature

Page: 477

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From southern deciduous woodlands to Arctic coastline, this guide presents precise directions on where birds are found, emphasizing the most popular and productive localities, but also citing numerous little-known locales that will delight aficionado and novice alike.
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Lorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario Birds

”Hot spots” are the sites experienced birders identify as the best places to observe birds in the wild. Below are one hundred of Southern Ontario's hottest birding spots, selected by Ted Cheskey, Pete Read, and Ron ToZer.

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Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459400412

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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A concise, full-colour guide to Ontario's most common wild birds, with listings of the best birding hotspots from Point Pelee to Ottawa
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Lorimer Pocketguide to Ontario Birds

Birding Hot Spots “Hot spots” are the sites experienced birders identify as the best places to observe birds in the wild. Below are 100 of Southern Ontario's hottest birding spots, selected by Ted Cheskey, Co-ordinator of the Important ...

Author: Jeffrey C. Domm

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550289206

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This book introduces more than 200 of the top species found throughout southern Ontario. This convenient guide is designed to allow for quick and easy identification.
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A Natural History of Lake Ontario

Derby Hill, fifteen miles east of Oswego, is recognized as one of the best places to see spring raptor migrations. But only if you look up. The most spectacular aggregations of soaring birds occur when south winds push them north ...

Author: Susan P. Gateley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439673089

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Formed by glaciers more than twelve thousand years ago, Lake Ontario has captivated nature lovers for generations. Unique among the Great Lakes for having once been connected to the sea, fossils from ocean life have been found near the lake's shores. Damage done to Lake Ontario's ecosystem from centuries of human activity was center stage in the fight to pass the Clean Water Act and the restoration that followed. From incredibly diverse bird migrations in the spring and fall to the squalls and lake effect snow in winter, each season offers a rich ecological tapestry. Author Susan P. Gateley charts the natural history of Lake Ontario from its ice age origins to the climate and habitat challenges it faces today.
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Hiking in Ontario

The best places to view bird and butterfly migrations are here, as are the most likely locations for seeing nesting species. The trails around Ontario's most important wetlands are included, as are those that border the famous Great ...

Author: Hunter Publishing

Publisher: Ulysses Travel Guides

ISBN: 9782894646830

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Hiking in Ontario gives in-depth coverage of some 400 trails in 65 parks and conservation areas, rated by level of difficulty, plus a listing of more than 160 additional hiking locations. More than 20 maps to keep you on track. All the necessary practical information (directions, trailheads, services) are given, as well as descriptions of each area's natural and cultural features.
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Birds of a Feather

I find the people just as interesting as the birding paraphernalia. What a range of plumage they sport, ... grouse having been told the park is one of the best places in Ontario to see them. We don't succeed, but catch sight of a gray ...

Author: Colin Rees

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783064090

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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In Birds of a Feather, an informative and beautifully illustrated book, Colin Rees and Derek Thomas portray the changing seasons in the UK and US, bringing their observations together with some startling results. With images by artists Robert Gillmor and Ian Rees, the book will appeal to anyone with an interest in birds and their future in North America and the UK. Exploding flocks of Snow Geese rising from icy fields; the arrival of the osprey; the harmonies of the dawn chorus; migrating waders racing south before the surf – these are but a few moments evoking the sights, sounds and colours of the passing seasons observed and recorded over a year by two experienced ornithologists living on both sides of the Atlantic. In the context of their gardens, neighbourhoods and in larger landscapes, Colin Rees and Derek Thomas provide a month by month account of their birding year, commenting upon what they see and hear. They also consider how our world is radically changing the lives of birds. Birds of a Feather celebrates the gentle patter of raindrops, the scent and luminescence of spring, swallows of an evening and the first flight of young ospreys. They take the reader on walks through grasslands, forests, marshes, estuaries and along coasts and describe the effects of changing weather on flora and fauna, the unfolding of the breeding season, bird counts, the character of birders and bird organizations in the US and UK. They also address the challenge of conservation in the modern world. Over 45 million people consider themselves bird watchers in the US and 20 million watch birds in the UK making this book appealing to bird watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. Advanced praise for Birds of a Feather ‘The joys of the seasons are deep in our souls. Gilbert Whites classic The Natural History of Selborne shared his astute diaries of nature’s calendar. Edwin Way Teale’s acclaimed books on the American Seasons inspired a generation of naturalists on this side of the” pond”. Birds of a Feather now engages us in much the same way through the superior powers of observation and charming prose of two pals, here and there.’ – Frank Gill, formerly Philadelphia Academy of Sciences and Vice-President, Science, National Audubon Society. ‘Birds of a Feather is a poignant and moving reminder of how experiences of wildlife can grip the human soul and linger in our memories. Two friends thousands of miles apart share with us moments they will never forget. Their consciousness of, and love for, the natural world brings even the most unexpected places to life.’ – Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive The Wildlife Trusts. ‘This book will be a great read for birders from either side of the Atlantic who normally experience the birds of the “other side” through short trips during peak seasons. The book provides a flavour of the year-round diversity of species and habitats through the eyes of two experienced birders who understand how seasonal change drives the bird movements that make birding so much fun. The trans-Atlantic comparisons of two amazing birding locations throughout the year make this an even more compelling read.’ – Mike Parr, Vice President for Program Development, American Bird Conservancy ‘’The annual rhythms of nature provide a ceaseless flow of variety and change to our natural environment that stimulate and inspire us, wherever we live. Observing birds is surely one of the most engaging ways to enjoy the year’s natural cycle, with bird migrations each spring and autumn delivering the colour and sounds of the tropics and the Arctic directly to us. Birds of a Feather takes us, via delightful personal accounts, through the ornithological year on both sides of the Atlantic, juxtaposing the rich coastal plain of the Chesapeake Bay with the rocky coast, plains and mountains of South Wales. Along the way are valuable reminders that birds in both regions, and across the globe, are at risk from a similar array of threats, including habitat loss, pollution, and climate change.’ – David Curson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Maryland-DC ‘This delightful dialogue, back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, demonstrates that wildlife is a shared pleasure wherever we live.’ – Mark Avery, former Head of Conservation at RSPB, now a freelance environmental consultant and journalist. The book features illustrations by Robert Gillmor (cover art) and Ian Rees (interior illustrations) Robert Gillmor is an English artist, ornithologist and illustrator and one of the founders of the Society of Wildlife Artists of which he is a past president. He has contributed to over 100 books, is a 2001 recipient of the medal from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and his work is the subject of numerous museum collections. He recently designed seven sets of Royal Mail postage stamps and over many years has designed many of the book jackets for the New Naturalist Library in the U.K, published by Collins.
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Top 100 Birding Sites Of The World

To bird enthusiasts, it can be summed up in one word – gulls. The Niagara River, which runs south to north for 56 km from Lake Erie to Lake first-winter Glaucous Gull. Ontario, is one of the best places in the world for observing these ...

Author: Dominic Couzens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472919861

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Top 100 Birding Sites of the World features detailed accounts of the best birdwatching sites in the world, giving background and first-hand experience of what you can find there. Each is ranked from one to 100. The expertly written and very readable text is backed up by lavish photos of the birds and scenery at each of the chosen hot-spots, including rare images of amazing species and some of the world's best avian spectacles such as the Snow Goose 'blizzard' at Bosque del Apache and the swarms of Lesser Flamingos on Africa's Rift Valley Lakes. Coverage is global, with sites from across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, North and South America and Antarctica. Whether you want to use it to plan your holidays for years to come, or just as an inspirational book to dip into, Top 100 Birding Sites of the World will have a wide appeal for all those with an interest in birds and birdwatching.
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Where to Find Birds in New York State

river a single birding area , and discuss the best vantage points on both sides of the river - in Ontario ... rapids , and upstream islands , are a mecca for birds , the best places on the river for birding - not to mention that they ...

Author: Susan Roney Drennan

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815601735

Category: Nature

Page: 514

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A guide for the birdwatchers of New York State.
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Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook

It is also near two migratory flyways and can be a great place to spot migrating birds in the spring and fall. Nipissing Crown Game Reserve (Map 23/C6) Located north of the city of North Bay, the Nipissing Crown Game Reserve lies ...

Author: Russell Mussio

Publisher: Mussio Ventures Ltd.

ISBN: 9781926806884

Category: Travel

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Northeastern Ontario is a sprawling region that encompasses much of the Canadian Shield, boasting gorgeous vistas of granite rock, boreal forest and thousands of lakes. Shaped by ancient glacial activity, this wild landscape is full of interconnected streams and rivers, while heading north leads you to the remote and rugged land around Hudson Bay. From the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay to the northern backcountry of Polar Bear Provincial Park, outdoor explorers can enjoy a wealth of opportunity in this sparsely-populated region. Features - Map Key & Legend - Topographic Maps - Detailed Adventure Section >> Backroad Attractions, Fishing Locations, Hunting Areas, Paddling Routes, Parks & Campsites, Trail Systems, ATV Routes,Snowmobile Areas, Wildlife Viewing, Winter Recreation, Service Directory, Accommodations, Sales & Services, Tours & Guides, Index, Adventure Index, Map Index, Trip Planning Tools,
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