Long Point Bird Observatory

Golden crowned kinglet, trapped in net, in order to facilitate banding.

The Long Point Bird Observatory on Lake Erie is the oldest bird observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and has over its history,  more than one million birds have been banded. It is now an important site for radio tracking of birds in association with Bird Studies Canada and with several universities. The observatory has contributed significantly to the study of birds and our understanding of migration as well as to the health of bird populations in North America. It is situated in Norfolk County, Ontario which has reported more than 400 species of bird. As many migrating species pass through Long Point, it is an excellent location for birding in the Spring and Fall.

Ruby-crowned kinglet

Herring gull, on a very windy and wavy day at Long Point.

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