Ontario birding

Me trying to feed Canada Geese without the gulls taking everything when I was younger. (Ontario)
California Gull
The gulls are everywhere!

Have you ever wondered about birding in Ontario?
Well, I can tell you first-hand in a month or so.

What kinds of birds can you see there that you couldn’t see at all, or as easily, here in Alberta?
For some examples there are: American Black Duck, Chimney Swift, Black-and-white Warbler, Cerulean Warbler and Northern Cardinal.

I’m hoping to see at least two of the above, Chimney Swift and Cerulean Warbler and some  that I didn’t mention there like, Red-eyed Vireo and Red-breasted Grosbeak because where I’m going there’s a good chance of seeing them – and others.

The places we will be going are: Muskoka (Bracebridge); Toronto (Tommy Thompson Park); Charleston Lake Provincial Park, Brockville and possibly Prince Edward County.

Some of our friends have a cabin out on Lake Muskoka, which will get to stay in, and it has a kind of Provincial Island a little ways out. Unfortunately, you can’t set foot on it, but I guess it’s for the best for the birds/animals that live there.

Also, a cousin of our friends has 150 acres of tree full land which he has cut trails through and has said we can use it! (He’d also like to know what kinds of birds live there. My guess would be things ranging from Black-and-white Warblers and Cerulean Warblers to American Kestrels and Ovenbirds!)

It’s been two years since we were last in Ontario, so I can’t wait see what’s out there!  Further reports to come when I get back.


One thought on “Ontario birding”

  1. Looking forward to your report of lifetime firsts. Isn’t it fun visiting new birding areas? I expect you’ll get to know the Bracebridge Sewage Lagoon well – who but birders would look forward to that?!

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