Ontario Field Ornithologists Annual Convention
This is part of the Field Trip Schedule:
Saturday 25, September and Sunday 26 September
Port Burwell and Hawk Cliff
Explore one of Ontario’s newest rarity hotspots and a fantastic hawk-watching location.
Leaders: Ken Burrell and Brandon Holden.
Details: Meet at the Port Burwell Public Beach Parking Lot on the east side of the harbour. The morning will begin with a walk through Port Burwell Provincial Park. By late morning the tour will go to Hawk Cliff to enjoy the raptor migration until early afternoon. Pack a lunch or there will be opportunities to grab a bite in Port Burwell or Port Stanley later in the day. Trip ends by 14:00–15:00.
Site Description: Port Burwell is a small fishing port about 30 km west of Long Point originally developed for timber export in the mid-1800’s. The park has always been a great spot for migrants, and the area has produced some incredible rarities in the past couple of years including Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, and Black-tailed Gull. The large pier offers a great resting location for gulls. Hawk Cliff is one of Ontario’s best locations to observe fall raptor migration. If the raptor migration is poor, the cliff overlooking the lake along with the access road can be great for migrating passerines. Port Stanley offers another great opportunity for gulls and shorebirds.
Check this site for more info: http://www.ofo.ca/convention/convention2010/fieldtrips.php