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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 October 18, 2014

Durham Waterfront, Pickering-Oshawa Second Marsh more details
8 a.m. to afternoon
Leader: Geoff Carpentier. Fall migrants, shorebirds, waterfowl.

Saturday November 29, 2014

West Toronto Lakeshore and Beyond more details
8:30 a.m. to afternoon
Leader: Pat Hodgson. Waterfowl and winter birding.

Next Meeting

Monday October 6, 2014

Bronwyn Dalziel presents "South African Bird Banding"

Monday November 10, 2014

Chris Sharpe presents "Urban Canada Geese"

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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