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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Birding outing to the Northumberland Forest. Leader: Roger Frost.
We will search for late fall migrants and perhaps winter finches. Meet at Hwy. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 8 a.m. or at Beagle Club Road parking area at 8:30 a.m. This will be a half day outing. Dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks.

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Margaret Bain receives the OFO Distinguished Ornithologist of the Year Award

At the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) annual convention on September 28, 2019, WBFN member Margaret Bain received the Distinguished Ornithologist of the Year Award. In the photo – Glenn Coady gave the introduction; Margaret Bain; Lynne Freeman, President of OFO
Happy birder Margaret Bain at the jaeger watch on Van Wagner’s Beach. Margaret said “we were lucky with a good east wind and did see all 3 species on Sunday”

Emerging Challenges in Conservation : The Brighton Wetland

About 60 people enjoyed the presentation, Emerging Challenges in Conservation : The Brighton Wetland, by Amanda Tracey at the Cobourg Library on Friday, September 27/17. The picture shows Amanda sampling native Phragmites in the marsh at the Brighton Wetland. Amanda Tracey PhD is the Coordinator of Conservation Biology for Ontario-East with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Brighton Wetland is 223 acres of lush coastal wetlands and agricultural fields home to many plant and animal species stewarded by the NCC . Her first year of work on this property covers Phragmites  management to breeding bird surveys and grassland restoration work. Please check for opportunities to visit and get involved at the property.

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