Eastern Ontario Birding

Birding tours throughout beautiful, bird-rich eastern Ontario. My mission is to provide you with a friendly, informative and professional field birding experience.

The Sunlit Edge - By late-September/early-October, temperatures generally drop quite a bit overnight and do not rise again until mid to late morning. For early morning birding, look for edge habitat that is sunlit; these areas are warmer, drier, and usually, have plenty of insect activity.
Fall Waterfowl in the Ottawa Valley - Below are Line Graphs illustrating the frequency of observations of various species of waterfowl here in the Ottawa Valley. I selected the following counties to be included in the analysis: Ottawa, Leeds & Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, and Prescott & Russell. The study years are from 2010 to 2018. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________
Guide to Fall Arrivals in Eastern Ontario - Hi there, Using eBird’s Explore Data — Bar Charts function, I created a variety of graphs, some highlighting frequency of observations, derived from the percentage of birder’s observations of a particular species / all checklists during a specific time frame, and others highlight the total number of individuals tallied during a particular timeframe.
Philadelphia vs. Warbling Vireo - Philadelphia and Warbling Vireos can be quite similar in appearance. This identification challenge is not necessarily straightforward, most esp. when dealing with these two species flitting about in green, leafy vegetation on a sunny day!
Book your hotel rooms early to avoid disappointment! - Hi everyone, A reminder that it’s a good idea to book your hotel rooms early, such as during the summer months, to avoid disappointment 🙂 Looking forward to birding with you this Fall!
EOB’s Featured Header Photos - Many of my clients are excellent photographers, and I’d like to showcase their work. I will now be featuring their photography on my website, posting their photos as my header photos. See below for a run-down of the past header photos!
Shorebirds in breeding plumage: an Achilles heel!? - I will start by saying that I absolutely love birding. Perhaps what I love most about it is that there is no ceiling to the limit of knowledge one can acquire throughout one’s lifetime.  I will forever be a student of bird identification, and this mindset keeps me wide open to receiving feedback;
Bird Nerd’s Guide to Spring Arrivals in Eastern Ontario - Using eBird’s Explore Data — Bar Charts, I created graphs highlighting each species’ frequency of observations. eBird describes “Frequency” as the percentage of checklists that report a species within a specified date range and region. It is the most common way of displaying the eBird data and provides a good idea of relative occurrence and seasonal timing.