Saturday, 1 March 2014

Updated guide to spring arrival dates

Over the past couple of weeks I have updated a project I started a couple of years ago - a guide to spring arrival dates for Ontario birds. Check it out for a complete listing of when to expect each species coming back to Ontario over the next couple of months.

Whether or not it feels like it it's March now and that means that birds are coming! Today's warm weather and warm weather (it's all relative!!) again later this week could very well spur some migrants into southern Ontario. And don't forget things having been moving for a couple weeks now, especially crows and Horned Larks.

Using the guide, the following species usually start arriving en masse in the first week of March:

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Ring-billed Gull
Lesser Scaup
Red-breasted Merganser
American Coot
Cackling Goose
Hooded Merganser
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-necked Grebe
Common Grackle

Coming soon
Anyways, check out the full list and see what you can find!

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