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P. Thoem



Maps
Burlington, Hamilton, OakvilleOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
We are at the west end of Lake Ontario. Birding is good all year. Fall produces a flow of migrants following the shore of Lake Ontario. Wintering ducks gather here in many thousands in winter. Spring birding is very varied with many neo-tropical passage migrants. Summer can be quiet.

I have this idea that whenever I go birding there's always a Bird of the Day. Even a miserable, cold, dank day will produce something special, and it doesn't have to be rare to be special.

Sometimes two or three birds are the highlights, but there's always at least one, one that stands out because it made me think Wow!

In my blog I spotlight my Bird of the Day. If I have a photograph that relates, I'll add it.
Area
Burlington Bay & Cootes Paradise, Beverly Swamp, Lake Ontario shoreline. Beamer Conservation Area in Grimsby, for spring hawkwatch.

Area Birds
Red-necked Grebe, Trumpeter Swan, Wood Duck,

R. Cumming



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am a retired financial advisor with over 25 years experience birding in southern Ontario. I enjoy most aspects of nature and particularly enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat. I have also birded in Europe, Africa and throughout North America. I am more than happy to share my birding experiences with visitors.
Area
Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto Island, Sam Smith Park, Carden Alvar, Niagara etc

Area Birds
over-wintering water-fowl, migrating birds and local residents

MGalloway



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
weekends and some weekdays depending on my teaching schedule

Languages
English
Note
I am a biologist ( for the last 43 years) with a keen interest in wildlife photography. One of my favourite hotspots is the Carden Alvar which has recently been designate as a prov. park and it is a great place to see meadow birds that are in decline these days eg. bobolink, meadowlark, snipe, upland sandpiper.
Area
Carden Alvar, Thickson's woods, Algonquin park, Point Pelee

Area Birds
Bobolink, Meadowlarks, Common Snipe, Great horned owls, migrating warblers
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, stroll, walking, hiking, car,

Anderson



Maps
Richmond HillOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Not an expert
Area
Leslie Street Spit, Rouge Valley,

Area Birds
Migrating
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, skiing, swimming, beach, snowmobiling, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe,Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, techAttend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, Participate:, dance, club, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, , social games

P.Read



Maps
LondonOntarioCanada


Available
anytime but due to committments scattered availablity

Languages
English
Note
I have been birding for over 40 years specializing in Ontario and Canadian birds, with over 400 species on my Ontario list, and have recently been travelling around the world. I could help in noted areas either with information or by birding with visitors. One area mentioned, Skunk's Misery, is a large forested area unique for rare and endangered species such as Acadian Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler (all rare in Canada). We have over 100 species of birds nesting in Middlesex County. I bird extensively in Point Pelee in the spring migration especially, so could give advice on that location.
Area
London and Middlesex County, southwestern Ontario, Skunk's Misery, Point Pelee

Area Birds
vast assortment of nesting and migrating species
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, general interest and skills in all nature

BMcDonald



Maps
KitchenerOntarioCanada


Available
Weekends

Languages
English
Note
After several years birding locally & internationally I find myself getting more & more enthusiastic about locating, identifying & photographing the birding diversity of southern. I would hope to share this enthusiasm & knowledge with local & visiting birding pals :)
Area
Southern Ontario - Conservation areas - Pelee, Long Point, Carden Alver, etc etc

Area Birds
Smaller bird species - warblers, vireos, wrens, sparrows, Kinglets, etc

G.Stroud



Maps
NipigonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I live in Nipigon close to Hurkett/Dorion which is one of the best birding spots in North Western Ontario and during spring it is possible to see over a 100 species in a day including 20 species of Wood warblers. It is also a great spot for migrating waterfowl in Late April/early May and during the fall.

T.Bailey



Maps
ChathamOntarioCanada


Available
Weekends

Languages
English
Note
Chatham is flat but has a lot of farmland! Well I enjoy birdwatching. I love to watch birds such as Sparrows, Blue Jays Cardinals and Hawk.

RW Bullock



Maps
HamiltonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am located at the west end of Lake Ontario but within an hour of many good spots on Lake Erie as well. Have cameras, scope, a Suburu and multiple park passes. Available about 15 days/month.
Area
west end of Lake Ontario but within an hour of many good spots on Lake Erie as well

J. Gabriel



Maps
Port RowanOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Long Point is a well known migration flyway but we also have some marsh and woodland areas to bird. Bird Studies Canada is down the street where they have one of the oldest banding station where I volunteer on Sundays and free days.

I. Wild



Maps
BurlingtonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some German
Note
Enjoy photographing birds and other wildlife. My city is off the shores of Lake Ontario. Many different water fowl, and other birds. Many conservation areas, parks, and trails.

G. Riley



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
West end of Toronto, well acquainted with most birding hotspots in Southern Ontario.

L. Smith



Maps
MarkdaleOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some French, Spanish
Note
I am an artist, art teacher, and writer, living on the Rocky Saugeen River. The maple and cedar woods that back the house provide good coverage for birds of all sorts. I do miss the hawks and vultures that frequented the open fields of my previous home.

A. Wharton



Maps
MississaugaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French, some Polish
Note
Mississauga, Ratray Marsh and walking areas along the lake.

P. Baldassi



Maps
GrimsbyOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I currently live in Grimsby, but have lived in Calgary, Banff, Vancouver, Whistler in the lsat 5 years. I became interested in birding while camping on Vancouver island and watching bald eagles.

J. Colautti



Maps
WinsorOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am an amatuer wildlife photographer and spend time in many area nature spots, including Ojibway Park, Black Oak Heritage Park, in the city. I also spend a lot of time at Point Pelee National Park, Hillman Marsh and other areas around Leamington and Essex County.

L. Frid



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Russian Spanish
Note
Hey folks - I live in the Toronto area and during the summers in Algonquin Provincial Park in Central Ontario. I've been a dedicated international birder for many years and know this area well. I am willing to travel to various locales in Ontario for birding. Southern Ontario is one of the greatest places on Earth to observe migrating wood-warblers, with 30+ species possible in some locales, plus vireos, orioles, grosbeaks and other passerines. In Winter, it is prime for many species of owls including Snowy (annual) and Boreal in some years. Lake Ontario is a major wintering area for many species of waterfowl and Niagara Falls is one of the best places to observe gulls in the world. Over ten species can be seen in a day. Algonquin is great for breeding wood-warblers and hosts Northern-affinity birds such as Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee and Spruce Grouse. It's probably the easiest place to see Spruce Grouse on Earth.

P. Levesque



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French
Note
I am a photographer and I have been birding for a year. I am hooked and would enjoy birding and photography friends to go on full day or part of days. Anyone from out of town..I could take you to some familiar spots.

A. Goldsmith



Maps
KanataOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some French
Note
Well travelled and interested in more travel, ecotourism and am active in the Ottawa Valley's leading nature club.

N. Taylor



Maps
KitchenerOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some French wife speaks Dutch
Note
I have been an avid birder for over 30 years. I volunteer as a leader for birding outings for the Kitchener Waterloo Field naturalists.

B. Campbell



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, some French
Note
I am a relatively new birder (have been birding for about 5 years) and I volunteer at the local bird observatory which participates in several bird banding programs.

J. Haffner



Maps
NapaneeOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have been a birder for 40 yrs. I frequent the Prince Edward Point Bird banding station and the conservation area around it. It is on par with Point Pelee for springtime Warbler migration and the fall Saw-Whet Owl banding program. I also frequent Presquile Provincial Park which is exellent for spring and fall shorebirds,gulls, and warblers. These two areas, along with Amherst Island are exellent for waterfowl as well. I am also a bird photographer and these places are very photo-friendly. Available some weekdays and most Saturdays.

B. Weaver



Maps
GuelphOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some French
Note
Have been birding for over 40 years. Know the local hotspots quite well - Hamilton, Niagara, Long Point and Niagara Escarpment.

G. Cassidy



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
We have some local Carolian Forests and about an hour from Luther Marsh.

J. Glass



Maps
TillsonburgOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am an avid birder and also a member of the Otter Valley and the Norfolk Field Naturalists Clubs. I live 45 minutes from the Long Point World Biosphere Preserve and Bird Studies Canada facilities. If you wish to bird Lake Erie shorelines I can help.

A. Lauzon



Maps
MoonbeamOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
French (preference) English
Note
Je demeures dans une petite communautï du Nord de l'Ontario et j'adore nourrir et observer les oiseaux tout au long de l'annïe.

A. Dash



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, Hindi
Note
I am living in Waterloo and looking for birding locations. I am a wildlife photographer and also conduct photgraphy sessions. My website is mentioned below for you all to see some of my work.

M. Copeland



Maps
BurlingtonOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
I am near the Royal Botanical Gardens, Cootes Paradise, Mount Nemo, and the Canadian Center for Inland Waters were waterfowl such as Mergansers, Scaups, Bufflehead and such like to accumulate regularly. I am a Fish and Wildlife grad with interest in brids and in need of a birding buddey.

P. Tamas



Maps
MississaugaOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, Romanian
Note
I like bird photography and I can spend hours taking pictures of these wonderful nature's creations.

D. Gascoigne



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French, some Spanish
Note
I am a life long birder. We live fairly close to important birding locations such as Long Point Bird Observatory, Point Pelee National Park, Rondeau Provincial Park. There are local areas to bird which are also very good depending on the time of year.

J. Watt



Maps
OakvilleOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am the Director, Outdoor Programs for the South Peel Naturalists Club, a member of the Ontario Field Ornithologists and the Hamilton Naturalists Club. I usually bird within a 1 to 1-1/2 hour drive from Oakville-including Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara and Long Point. Guests are also welcome to join me, when I lead field trips for the SPNC.

G. Kirsch



Maps
BellevilleOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
I am an avid birder and bird photographer. The Belleville area offers a lot of great birding locations: H.R. Frink Centre, Quinte Conservation Area, Bayshore Trail, Prince Edward Point (1 hour away), Presqu'ile Park (30 minutes away), plus many spots along the Moira River, and many places in Prince Edward County. For more information about birding in Belleville, check out www.birdingandmore.com

C. Smith



Maps
HamiltonOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
The variety of habits in this area make it an excellent place to sample the avifauna of Ontario. I am a relatively inexperienced but very enthusiastic birder and am familiar with the birding hotspots in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

H. Currie



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some French
Note
Have birded very actively in Ontario for a very long time. For the past 30 years, I have always been in the top 5 for my year list in Ontario. Am over 5000 world. Widower, retired, formerly President Toronto Ornithological Club 10 years, always love birding. Request $50 per day and gas. Maybe less if you supply the car.

C. Escott



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
I am a retired engineer who has been birding almost my entire life. I enjoy full days in the filed, chasing rarities, and (now) photographing birds as well. I live in Toronto and I am especially knowledgeable about birds in the "Golden Horseshoe" which extends from Toronto east to Presqu'Ile and west to Hamilton and on to Niagara. I rely on eBird both for capturing all of my own data, and also for providing information on sightings and hotspots.

Southern Ontario can provide interesting birding at almost any time of year, except perhaps in breeding season (June/July).

I can be reached or provide information by email at any time. Subject to any other commitments, I can guide visiting Pals almost any time.
Interests
I enjoy birdwatching, twitching, photography. I travel by car, and short or long walks. I like to visit the outdoors, parks, birding hotspots.

E. Marcum



Maps
MoosoneeOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Many breeding warblers in the area.

S. Myke



Maps
GuelphOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am persuing my life long dream of wildlife photography. I am interested to learn about good areas for bird photography. I am also interested in photo tours/trips.

L. Manning



Maps
LondonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Japanese Polish some French, Spanish
Note
I am a fairly active birder locally. I don't make too many trips out of town, but I know the local spots really well. My favourite spot is my local patch, Highland Woods. I have documented about 100 species in the woods alone. But I am familiar with all of the major birding areas in the London area,including Westminster Ponds, Kilally Meadows, Meadowlilly Woods, Warbler Woods, Kain's Woods, Medway Valley....just to name a few. My ID skills are good and I'd be more than happy to show anyone around. Shoot me a line!

A. Stiliadis



Maps
HamiltonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have been watching differant species of birds in my backyard for the last 10 years.. We have a great variety of birds here.

D. Atherton



Maps
Owen SoundOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, French functional Spanish
Note
My partner and I love to bird. Although, we love to do lots of other things - sailing, hiking, biking. We live approx. 2 hours north of Toronto along the Niagara Escarpment. In the spring and fall, we see lots of migratory birds moving along the Lake Huron shore.

C. Crewin



Maps
MississaugaOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
I'm new for birding but really enjoy it, would love to join anyone. I'm available some weekdays and some weekends.

C. Rummenie



Maps
MidlandOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Availablle at selected times. Georgian Bay, Tiny Marsh, Wye Marsh etc.

R. Maciver



Maps
BrantfordOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Tell me what species are on your southern Ontario wish-list and I'll help you find them! Cambridge is within day-trip striking distance of many great birding areas such as Point Pelee, Rondeau Provincial Park, Carden Alvar, Niagara Falls etc.

J. Jodoin



Maps
CornwallOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
I live near a forest so I see and hear birds a lot.

B. Hazelgrove



Maps
BramptonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Just starting... would love to join up with someone to do a little watching.

R. Waters



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English some French
Note
I am a Canadian resident. I have been birding seriously since 1991. I bird 300+ days a year, I have seen over 250 species in the Ottawa 50K circle since Sept 2007. I have seen over 425 species in the UK. My local patch is Britannia Conservation Area/Mud Lake and the Ottawa River to the west of the city of Ottawa. I also photograph many of the birds I find. My yard list is approaching 100 species. If I cannot guide you personally- then I can usually find you another Ottawa Field Naturalist Birder who can.

J. Skevington



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I live in Kanata, just outside Ottawa. I have been birding for about 40 years and have lived in the Ottawa area for over 25 years. Ottawa is a great area for birds because it is situated so that some southern birds and more northern species breed relatively close by. This is a particularly good location in migration because the Ottawa valley provides a water corridor most of the way from James Bay to the St. Lawrence River which gives access to the Atlantic Ocean.
Area
Kanata

K. Allison



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, French
Note
I live in Kanata, just outside Ottawa. I have been birding for about 40 years and have lived in the Ottawa area for over 25 years. Ottawa is a great area for birds because it is situated so that some southern birds and more northern species breed relatively close by. This is a particularly good location in migration because the Ottawa valley provides a water corridor most of the way from James Bay to the St. Lawrence River which gives access to the Atlantic Ocean.

I. Wilkes



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Ottawa is an excellent area for birding as it has several park and wetland areas within or close to the city. Birding along the Ottawa river can be excellent for waterfowl with occasional rarities showing up during migration. Parks such as Mud Lake and Bill Mason CA offer woodland and marsh/pond areas in one compact area. Within easy driving distance is Presquile P.P. which is excellent during spring and fall migration. Close still is Amhesrt Island which offers the chance to see as many as 6 or more owl species during the winter months. I have been birding now for close to 50 years and I regularly sites in the area and would be happy to provide direction to visitor and when possible spend a day birding.

D. Sangster



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French
Note
The birding in Ottawa is very good as it is situated on the Ottawa River, which is a major flyway for many species. For the same reason it often receives many unusual species. The Ottawa bird info number is 613-860-9000.

O. Weir



Maps
NapaneeOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Birding around the Napanee area at times is very good. We usually have a good showings for shore birds  (waders) and other waterfowl during September, Oct, Nov, and Dec. Warblers in the area are terrific during the month of May. Owls are usually good to excellent in Dec, Jan, Feb. March?(sometimes).

P. Mackenzie



Maps
KingstonOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am a retired Obstetrician with a life long birding hobby. Have over 700 for ABA area and over 5000 for world. I am willing to assist other birders with info re Kingston area which is rich in migrating and breeding birds. Kingston is at the origin of the St. Lawrence river as it flows from Lake Onatario. The Canadian shield area north of the city has breeding Cerulean, Golden-wing Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush and Yellow-throated Vireo. Amherst island has breeding Wilsons Phalarope and Upland Sandpiper.. Amherst can be good for Saw-whet, Long-eared and other Owls some winters. Kingston lies on migration routes for Brant in May and Greater Scaup in March. Prince Edward Point bird observatory is about 90 minutes drive from Kingston.

A. Salvadori



Maps
GuelphOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Italian Spanish
Note
I travel a great deal but when at home would be very willing to take visitors out. Our 'team' also band birds throughout the year.

R. Elliott



Maps
DeltaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Italian Spanish
Note
I have 250 acre farm in Chantry just north of Delta, in Rideau Lakes Township a rich and diverse habitat. We are on the edge of the Frontenac axis Biosphere Reserve which means we in an area were Carolinian Forest and Boreal forest meet and inter mingle. The Queens University Biology station located on Opinicon Lake (Rideau Canal) is about 1/2 SW of our farm. As for our farm our forest as been certified Eastern Model Forest under their FSC program. Its a hardwood forest with a maple (black and sugar) dominant canopy. It's home to many Warblers, Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grossbeaks, Warbling, Yellow and Red-eyed Vireos, Veeries and Wod Thrushs...to name a few. Access to our forest is along an old used concession road which also holds an abundance of edge species. You are welcome anytime.

A. Massey



Maps
DrydenOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have been birding in Northwestern Ontario for 5 years and I would love to share with anyone what I have learned about this beautiful area of Ontario. We have found several Black Tern colonies and nesting Trumpeter Swans to name just a few of the wonderful outings in Dryden.

R. Jones



Maps
WindsorOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I enjoy birding but also have an interest in entomology and herpetolgy. Essex County doesn't have alot of natural space but what we do have is very rich and diverse.

J. Gravelle



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French
Note
About me. I'm a 61 year old male. I'm not a super early riser. I don't own a car. I've been birding for 50 years. Yes 50 years. I don't consider myself a master birdwatcher. I'm still teachable. I live in the Sandy Hill area of Ottawa. I'd love to meet some people to go out birding with. I'll gladly share the cost of the gas. My most recent exciting sightings were a pair of Red-eyed Vireo. They were only six feet away in a Japanese lilac outside the building I live in. I live close to the river and have had the pleasure of seeing a Scarlet Tanager and a Mockingbird a few springs back. Looking forward to hearing from people and making some friends.

R. Falconer



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Most trips would involve 1 - 2 hours drive to get anywhere interesting.

K. Shackleton



Maps
Newmarket/TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English some French
Note
Most of my bird watching has been in Ontario, but I have been to the Galapagos and the Southern Ocean. I consider myself a knowledgeable bird watcher. York Region can produce over 100 species in a day in mid-May and has varied habitat.

R. Reid



Maps
WinsorOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have been a local birder for 20 years. Our area is best known for Point Pelee, (a one hour drive away), but there are many other local sites, some much closer, which provide great birding opportunities at any time of year.

M. Burrell



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
The waterloo area offers great winter birding for open country birds (raptors, horned larks, snow buntings), including some of the highest concentrations of wintering raptors in Ontario, especially Rough-legged Hawk. Snowy Owls are annual in winter and Bald Eagles are common along the Grand River. In summer the region offers a mix of breeding carolinian and mixed-wood plain species, with about 10 species of warblers the maximum one can expect in a day. Spring and fall migration is good along the Grand River for passerines, although not as good as along Lake Erie or Lake Ontario. A few small reservoirs are good for migrant waterbirds. There is very little opportunity for shorebirds in the region.

J. France



Maps
Vankleek HillOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French
Note
Within an hour or so drive of Vankleek Hill, there are some of the finest birding spots in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Morgan Arboretum and Ile Bizard are two well-known birding hotspots on the West Island of Montreal. Closer to home, Mont Rigaud has an excellent trail system. In Ontario, we can count on Voyager Park, Coopers Marsh, the nature trails near Alexandria, and the sewage lagoons of several towns, including those of Alfred. Further afield are the many sites around Ottawa/Gatineau and the boreal species found in Park Mont Tremblant.

T. Campell



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I live very close to an urban wildlife area (Leslie Street Spit/Tommy Thompson Park). I also live close to a section of the Don Valley - a forested area.

J. Thornhill



Maps
Peterborough/BellevilleOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I'm a Canadian children's book author and illustrator. My newest creation is a book about death and the cycle of life called I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids' Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death. My picture books are about animals, nature and the environment. Some, like The Wildlife ABC & 123, and Before & After are concept books. Others, like Folktails and The Rumor are perfect read-alouds.

RKilleen



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
Speak English and French Available anytime Long-time birder and naturalist
Area
City of 1 million with 3 rivers, surrounded by agricultural land, fields, forest (mixed and deciduous), and some wetlands

Britannia conservation Area
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, wildflowers, butterflies, skiing, Travel: hiking, biking,

PBurke



Maps
LondonOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
ecological consultant and illustrator
Area
SW Ontario between Toronto and Detroit

none within 50 km
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, , butterflies, fishing Travel: stroll, walking, , canoe,

PGruber



Maps
KitchenerOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
Been a birdwatcher all my life...in my 70's
Area
Urban/ rural surrounded by the Great Lakes

Point Peelee Long Point
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

DRobson



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
Very casual back yard birder, some birding while vacation
Area
South Western Ontario

Not sure
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies Travel: stroll, walking, hiking Visit: tourist site, museum Participate: night life, wine, beer, liquor

RKerr



Maps
ChathamOntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
Age: 74. Fit. profession:farmer. Birding experience, but nIanot a Lister
Area
South Western Ontario Chatham Kent

Point Peelee National Park Rondeau provincial Park St Clair National Wildlife Center
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach,farming, global warming Travel: walking, hiking, train, car, biking, long walk, canoe, ship, cruise, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, Attend: concert, horse race, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, convention, political rally, protest, competition, Participate: rock, country, classical, wine liquor,

RCrawford



Maps
CambridgeOntarioCanada


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Languages
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Semi-Retired high school teacher.
Area
Located 1 hour west of Toronto, Ontario.

Long Point Area 1.5 hours Point Pelee 3 hours Rondeau Provincial Park 2.0 hours
Interests
Nature: bird watching, nature photography, hiking, plant identification

NHood



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


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Languages
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Currently a student studying geological engineering at the Univeristy of Waterloo
Area

I am born and raised a Waterloo county birder. Not a whole lot of time to bird with school but when I do I love to bird Columbia Lake and Laurel Creek
Interests
Always go birding on any free time I’m given

BSaunders



Maps
DevlinOntarioCanada


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I am an intermediate birder who enjoys birding at any opp0rtunity. When I'm home I bird mainly in the Rainy River District.
Area
Rainy River District, which is located in North West Ontario, near the Manitoba and Minnesota borders.

Sewage Lagoons in the towns of Emo and Rainy River, Morley Park, Lake-of-the-Woods.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, dragonflies, cross-country skiing. Travel: hiking, climbing, biking, kayak, canoe.

CPolkiewicz



Maps
SebringvilleOntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
Enjoy photography
Area
Agricultural area with some wooded and natural areas.

West Perth Wetlands, Dolan
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

G. deLieveseley



Maps
LyndenOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, wife fluent in French
Note
I am a relative novice, successful Eastern Bluebird nesting, rural setting.

I would like to start showing the birds around our farm to anyone interested, quiet rural environmental close to Hamilton, Brantford, Cambridge.
Area
local farm fields and side-roads

field species

Area Birds
boblinks, bluebirds, common yellowthroat, swallows, flycatchers
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, butterflies, cross country skiing,
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, biking, long walk, canoe, kayak
Visit: ski trail, arboretum,
Attend: concert,
Participate: classical,
Play: sports

KScott



Maps
Nepean/OttawaOntarioCanada


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Languages
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Bird nerd at heart with a love of photography. Fluent in French and English (note I only know bird names in English)
Area

Stoney Swamp, Mud Lake, Shirley’s Bay, Trail Road Dump
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, hitchhiking.

pHogenbirk



Maps
bowmanvilleOntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
self employed. I enjoy birding when ever possible
Area
rural area outside the greater toronto area

darlington provincial park
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, , fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, , Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech theatre, , country,

J. Jarvie



Maps
GeorgetownOntarioCanada


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am interested in studying all birds, residents, migrants, rare and common.
Area
Luther Marsh, Scotch Block, LaSalle Marina, Windermere Basin, Guelph Lakes Conse
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography,Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, backpack, portage, canoe

ICook



Maps
MidhurstON - OntarioCanada


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Experienced amateur birder with some knowledge of plants, insects etc. Experienced paddler and hiker.
Area
Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

Minesing Swamp, Kempenfelt Bay, Tiny Marsh, Matchedash Bay, Collingwood
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, biking, long walk, portage, canoe, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, monument, arboretum, shop, natural areas Attend: concert, theatre, live music, sports event, Participate: party, bar, rock, wine, beer, liquor, social games,

BWright



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


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Note
I have loved birding for several years but have only recently started becoming more serious about it. I love to take photos of the birds I see to help me identify them later.
Area
Ottawa has several interesting habitats such as the Mer Blue Bog. Gulls and terns can be found near the rapids in the Ottawa river, and there is usually excellent shore bird habitat at the end of the summer. Spring migration sees a lot of warblers, while water fowl can be found by the hundreds in the fall.

Mud lake Shirley's Bay Mer Bleu Bog
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, cartography Travel: walking, hiking, train, portage, canoe, Visit: tourist site, museum, arboretum, antique, Attend: concert, theatre, live music, convention




Maps
ArvaOntarioCanada


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Languages
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I enjoy birding, trekking, wildlife photography, and travelling.
Area
Arva is a small town in the County of Middlesex. Located close to London, in the province of Ontario, it has a great number of hotspots for birdwatching and nature activities: Trails, parks, farms.

London’s Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs): -Kains Woods -Kilally Meadows -Meadowlily Woods -Medway Valley Heritage Forest -Sifton Bog -Warbler Woods -Westminster Ponds and Pond Mills Provincial/National: -Ontario Nature -Nature Canada -Carolinian Canada -Lambton Wildlife Inc. -Ingersoll District Nature Club -Bruce Trail Association -Natural Heritage Information Centre (NHIC)
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach, Travel: walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, ship, cruise Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique Attend: concert, horse race, live music Participate: night life

ABentley



Maps
MaberlyON - OntarioCanada


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Languages
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I have been birding since the age of 8 and am a Wildlife Biologist by training. I have birded in Europe, North America, Central and South America and Africa. Can offer spring and fall birding in Canada.
Area
We live in southeastern Ontario in the country on a lake. The area gets a lot of species which would otherwise only be found in Carolinian Forests. There are several trails and we have conservation areas and provincial parks close by. We have hosted birders from abroad unofficially in our little bunkie, but availability depends on whether family need it!

Canoe Lake Road Opinicon Road Newboro Locks Perth Wildlife Area Murphy's Point Provincial Park Frontenac Provincial Park Presqu'Ile Provincial PArk (2 hours away)
Interests
Nature: birdwatching Travel: walking, hiking, biking, long walk, backpack, portage, canoe

AHirst



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
I have been birdwatching for 10 years. Mostly local, but have birded in Costa Rica, Italy, Newfoundland, Iceland, Britain, North Carolina and around Ontario and Quebec.
Area
Some wonderful birding on the shores of Lake Ontario. Frequent visitor to Tommy Thomson Park and the eastern beaches area of the city.

The Spit at Tommy Thompson Park High Park Colonel Samuel Smith Park
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, beach Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, car, biking, long walk, backpack, canoe, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation Attend: concert, theatre, live music, sports event Participate: night life, bar, rock, wine, beer, liquor, social games, casino

MJacklin



Maps
Fort ErieOntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
I have been birding for 25 years mostly in Canada but also in the United States, Central america, South America and Africa.
Area
Niagara. A variety of habitats. Good for migration in late April and May. Well know for gulls in the fall.

Niagara River.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, theatre, live music,

DBrouwer



Maps
LasalleOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
We are retired and enjoy being in nature
Area
We live just outside of Windsor Ontario and are within 45 minutes of Point Pelee. We are also only 10 minutes from Detroit.

Point PeleeHillman MarshRondeau Provincial ParkHoliday Beach
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

PKay



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


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Languages
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retired professor of environmental studies; currently editor of Newsletter for Toronto Ornithological Club.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography Attend: concert, theatre

VProctor



Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
I am a retired high school teacher who loves to travel. I speak English, French and Spanish fluently.
Area
Ottawa is a small city surrounded by fields and forests. There are many wooded areas and water within the city limits.
Interests
Nature: a beginner birdwatcher, photography, skiing, cycling, scuba diving, Travel: strolling, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, sailing, Visit: tourist sites, museum, restaurant, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, markets, lakes, ocean, mountains, Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, cultural events, lectures, Participate: dance, moderate drinking, gourmet dinners and traditional dishes, courses, cultural events,

PMcParland



Maps
BurlingtonOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
experienced birdwatcher
Area
Suburban area proximity to Lake Ontario

a variety of migrating warblers, sparrows, vireos especially at Toronto Island
Interests
Nature: birdwatching Travel: by car Visit: Attend: Participate:

DHeuft



Maps
PeterboroughOntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
we bird watch as a couple Anne and Dave retired but not tired have traveled a bit in central america, but little else
Area
small city amid many glacial formed finger lakes, on the edge of the Canadian shield, close by ,south, is one of the great lakes, Lake Ontario, to the north is extensive forested areas- mixture of conifers and hardwoods. Not on any major migration flight paths.

Presqui'lle provincial park (pp), Algonquin PP, Darlington PP, Thickson Woods-Whitby, second marsh Oshawa, Tommy Thompson Park (Leslie Street spit (man made)) Toronto, Hamilton bay area
Interests
Nature: birdwatching Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, , long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, Attend: concert, theatre, live music,

RFung



Maps
Toronto,OntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
I am a casual birder, and do it mainly when I travel.
Area
Downtown Toronto.

Within the city, the best places to see birds are High Park, Toronto Island and the Leslie Street Spit.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, snorkeling, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant,vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, Attend: cinema, theatre, live music, political rally, protest

EHorak



Maps
Glen Morris-OntarioCanada


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Languages
Note
Have always paid attention to birds and would track birds seen on holidays but started avidly listing in 2013 with my husband and now birding is our main interest.
Area
I live minutes from the Grand River bordered by a Carolinian Forest ecosystem. Bald Eagles and Sandhill Cranes nest in the area. We are 40 minutes away from Hamilton and Burlington, fantastic hotspots for birds at all times of the year but especially migration. We have had 94 species of birds visit our backyard in the 10 years we have lived here.

Grass Lake, Rail Trail, Sudden Tract, Bannister Lake,
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train,car, biking, long walk Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, arboretum Attend: live music, sports event

SWills



Maps
BrockvilleOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
Senior, active
Area
Western St Lawrence River, River valley & islands, lakes & forests

Wolfe Island, Amherst Island, Frontenac Park
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, skiing, swimming Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, Participate: classical, wine,

BNicoll



Maps
TorontoOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
Birdwatching is our long-time hobby, but it is mostly for holidays. We have been to various places in Canada and the USA and other countries (Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Guyana, South India, Sri Lanka, South Africa)
Area
We are in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, so a city environment but there are many parks in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)

Colonel Sam Smith Park, by Lake Ontario, in spring migration season, in April (for ducks), and early May (for warblers) High Park Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby)
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car Visit: Attend: Participate:

DGagnon



Maps
KanataOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
I'm a new addict to birdwatching and would like to explore more outside my garden!
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

APennington



Maps
BurlingtonOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
I have travelled to many countries for the purpose of birdwatching. The last few years I have concentrated on Panama, staying in Gamboa close to the Pipeline Road. I am interested in meeting other birders for birding locally and possibly further afield. I am a retired teacher.
Area
My area is close to Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the Niagara Escarpment.

Royal Botanical Gardens and trails, Woodland cemetery, Long Point, Bayfront Park, Burlington Canal,Beamer Memorial Conservation Area,Beverly Swamp Conservation Area,Bronte Conservation Area, CCIW, Confederation Park,Fifty Point Conservation Area, Kerncliff Park, Lasalle Marina, Ruthven Park, Shell Park, Tollgate Ponds, Van Wagners's Beach and Ponds.

Mandarin Duck, Snowy Owl, Trumpeter Swan.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies. Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, car,long walk. Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, swing, jazz ,wine, beer, social games,

JKraemer



Maps
WaterlooOntarioCanada


Available


Languages
Note
Retired teacher
Area
Mainly farming. Grand River nearby. Best birding spot is Point Pelee Ontario in Springtime.

Point Pelee Ontario. Mitchell marsh. Lots of forested areas.

Robins, finches, chickadees, cardinals, jays, sparrows.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant,arboretum, architecture appreciation, Attend: concert, ballet, theatre, live music, art galleries

 
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T. Beck

Maps
OttawaOntarioCanada

Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Tony is a freelance naturalist based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His award winning photography appears in many books, websites, magazines & calendars. He teaches Birdwatching and Nature Photography courses both independently and through a variety of institutions. As a Freelance Tour Guide, he leads groups to many exciting destinations, including: All Corners of Canada, Tropical Pacific, American Southwest, and Neotropical America.



D. Milsom

Maps
BoltonOntarioCanada

Available
Anytime

Languages
English some French some Spanish
Note
President David Milsom is an expert birder who has led tours throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica. A keen nature photographer, he has learned much about wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies and animals. His experience as an educator has enabled him to meet the various needs of his clients. His sense of humour, caring attitude and love of nature are all assets to his guiding of groups throughout the world.



T. Sprague

Maps
Picton, Prince Edward CountyOntarioCanada

Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Terry Sprague has been an avid birder for more than 40 years and has been leading interpretive hikes on all aspects of nature professionally for three decades. He identifies birds in the field by both sight and sound and has a firm knowledge of the nesting and migration habits of local birds. Terry is co-author of Birds of Prince Edward County (1984). He has lived in Prince Edward County all of his life and is familiar with all the good birding spots locally. Terry has written a column in the Picton Gazette on birds and nature since 1965, and owns and maintains his own website, NatureStuff  Tours and Things . He holds a diploma in wildlife management and ecology and is recipient of the 2002 Pioneer Conservationist Award from Conservation Ontario, and the 2004 Richards Education Award from the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.



M. Reid

Maps
Point PeleeOntarioCanada

Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have been leading local tours in the Point Pelee area for the past 5 years with organizations such as the Friends of Point Pelee during May, and with the Ontario Field Ornithologists in the fall. Growing up here in the Pelee area, birding as a passion came naturally and has continued with me for nearly 20 years. Sharing that enthusiasm with others makes it all the more satisfying. I love the outdoors in general, and have extended my knowledge to cover the flora and fauna that makes up our rich ecosystem here in southwestern Ontario. If you want to witness the spectacle and colour of the spring migration, or the often overlooked fall migration of raptors, warblers and Monarch Butterflies, I will be happy to lend you my expertise. Whether it is a one day trip, or a few days of exploring the local birding hotspots, let me help you make your Pelee birding experience all the more enjoyable by leading you on a customized trip that fit your needs &and adds to your lifelist!