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Next TOC Outing
Beginners are welcomed to participate in our outings. The outings are free to everyone. The most recent upcoming outings are listed below.
Details of this year's outings can be found by clicking on more details .
Trip reports for the current year are available by clicking here.
Saturday April 26, 2014
Leslie Street Spit more details
8:00am - approximately 2:00pm.
Leader: John Carley.
Early migrants, warblers, sparrows.
Sunday April 27, 2014
Oshawa Second Marsh more details
8:00 a.m. to early afternoon.
Leader: Tyler Hoar.
Little Gulls, shorebirds, warblers.
Monday March 10, 2014
Mike Burrell, Bird Studies Canada presents "Ontario's Important Bird Areas"
Monday April 14, 2014
Mark Peck, ROM presents "AOU update and the results of the James Bay Shorebird Surveys"
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm in Burgundy Room A (or Gold Room in January and February) of North York Memorial Hall.
A listing of our upcoming Meetings can be found here.
The Annual TOC Whimbrel Migration Count, Colonel Samuel Smith Park
This will be the fifth consecutive year that the Toronto Ornithological Club has conducted an organized and published count of the Whimbrel migrating from the Virginia Atlantic Coast
and travelling through Whimbrel Point at the south land-fill at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto.
The dates of migration over the last four years are quite consistent with the earliest birds arriving on May 20, numbers peaking on May 24 and finishing by May 29. Average number
of birds per year is 3169, with an average of 53 flocks per year and a median flock size of 38.
Time of day distribution favours arrivals at 6:00 to 7:00am, with a secondary peak at 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Visitors willing to do some monitoring would be welcome. Parking is available in the south parking lot of the Park. Bring a folding chair,
lunch and binoculars.
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