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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 Burre...
New World Warblers represent a complex and closely related family, with a high propensity to hybridize. With more than 73 known hybrid pairings of Parulidae documented, we report a previously undocumented hybrid: a Chestnut-sided (Setophaga pensylvanica) × Magnolia Warbler (S. magnolia). The parentage of the hybrid individual and its identity are s...
Perhaps the most regular annual feature of Ontario Birds, over its 33 years of production, has been the report of the Ontario Bird Records Committee (OBRC). These reports have been carefully prepared by the 13 different Secretaries who served OBRC throughout this time period. As relatively young birders, we can remember pouring over these reports t...
The Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is a common migrant that breeds in Canada and the USA and winters throughout the southeastern USA and northern Mexico. Apart from the Bahamas, few records for this species exist in the Caribbean region. Currently, a total of eight records are known from Cuba, occurring principally during late fall, after the pas...
My brother, Ken and I have been working on the book "The Best Places to Bird in Ontario" published by Greystone Books. Scheduled release date is spring 2019. The book will cover our top 30 birding sites in the province with information on each, including colour photos, strategies, maps, and directions.