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Ontario Bill 23

WBFN Letter to Committee on Ontario Bill 23

Next Meeting

Friday, January 27, 2023, 7:30 pm
Speaker: Monica Fromberger
Topic: Piping Plover conservation in Ontario Parks – Darlington and Presqu’ile
Piping Plovers were once locally extinct from the Great Lakes in Ontario. They returned in 2007 to nest at Sauble Beach, and later returned to the shores of Lake Ontario in 2015. Monica Fromberger, Piping Plover Biologist with Ontario Parks’ Southeast Zone, will provide an overview of conservation efforts for Piping Plover recovery in Ontario, with recaps of nesting seasons at Darlington and Presqu’ile Provincial Park.

This meeting can be attended in person at the Cobourg Public Library or by Zoom.
To attend in person, please register: Link TBA

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November 13 Waterfowl

Gadwall at Carruthers Marsh, Ajax

Most Recent Meeting

Gerry McKenna and Jennifer Jackman received walking sticks after their fine joint presentation on progress made by the Wesleyville Joint Working Group. They reported on the past three years of citizen science which endeavor to highlight the natural heritage features of the Wesleyville lands. The group efforts included assemblage of past studies, reports and ongoing site visits by various expert observers. (October 28, 2022)


Current issue of the WBFN newsletter: Vol. 67 No. 7 – November/December 2022

Christmas Bird Counts

Port Hope-Cobourg CBC, December 17, 2022, Compiler: Roger Frost,,
Presqu’ile-Brighton CBC, December 18, 2022, Compiler: Doug McRae,, 613-475-5014.
Rice Lake Plains CBC, January 1, 2023, Compiler: Roger Frost,,

If you would like to take part in these daylong counts as a field observer, please contact the compilers who are listed above. They will assign you to a team. Feeder counters are always welcome. However, each count circle covers a defined geographic area, so contact the compiler to make sure that your feeder is within the circle.