A Bird-finding Guide to Ontario

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Nature - 477 pages

A Bird-Finding Guide to Ontario has been the indispensable guide for Ontario birders since it was first published in 1982. With this completely revised and greatly expanded edition the reader will now have, in one volume, complete, up-to-date information on where and when to look for birds, and detailed information on the distribution of all species recorded in the province.

Ontario offers a host of opportunities for the bird watcher. More than 450 species of birds have been found in the province, and at least 285 have nested. From southern deciduous woodlands to Arctic coastline, this guide presents precise directions on where birds are found, emphasizing the most popular and productive localities, but also citing numerous little-known locales that will delight aficionado and novice alike. County maps show the locations of the areas covered. Additional, more detailed maps supplement the text.

Goodwin supplies valuable information on the province as a whole and the habitats contained within. He lists common breeding birds one can expect to encounter, and describes seasonal weather conditions and migration patterns and the most productive kinds of birding to be found. The book concludes with special information for visitors to the province. An extensive index provides easy access to the guide.

 

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Contents

Southern Ontario
2
How to Use This Book
3
Ontario and Its Bird Life
9
Kent and Essex Counties
36
Essex and Kent Counties
37
Point Pelee and Pelee Island
45
Eastern Lake St Clair
57
Lambton County
64
Metropolitan Toronto
176
124
183
Ajax and Pickering
192
Whitby and Oshawa
196
Southeastern Lake Simcoe
201
Peterborough Victoria and Northumberland Counties
208
Victoria Peterborough
209
Hastings Lennox and Addington Frontenac Leeds and Grenville and Prince Edward
226

Lambton County
65
Sarnia Bay and Point Edward
67
Huron and Southern Bruce Counties
76
Huron
77
Grey County and the Bruce Peninsula
83
Middlesex Elgin and Oxford Counties
94
Middlesex Elgin
95
HaldimandNorfolk Region
106
HaldimandNorfolk Region
107
Long Point and Area
110
Waterloo Wellington Perth and Dufferin
124
The Cambridge loop
127
Luther Marsh
133
Niagara Region
140
Niagara Regional
141
HamiltonWentworth Region
152
HamiltonWentworth Region
153
Hamilton West
157
Hamilton East
159
Valens and Mountsberg
164
Halton Regional Forest
168
Halton Peel York and Durham
172
Metropolitan Toronto and the Regions
173
The Counties
227
Amherst Island
231
Wolfe Island
233
Southern Prince Edward County
236
OttawaCarleton Lanark Prescott and Russell Stormont Dundas and Glengarry
246
The Regional Municipality
247
Ottawa along the Ottawa River
250
Muskoka Parry Sound Manitoulin and Southern Sudbury
260
Simcoe County
264
Manitoulin Island
274
Southern Nipissing Haliburton and Renfrew
278
Renfrew
279
Northern Ontario
290
Northern Ontario
291
Sault Ste Marie
305
Thunder Bay North
315
Thunder Bay South
317
Rainy River and Lake of the Woods
336
Rainy River and Lake of the Woods
337
For the Visitor
345
Systematic List
355
Scientific Names of Mammal Reptile
449
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About the author (1995)

Clive Goodwin is a prominent and experienced birder who was Ontario regional editor of American Birds for 17 years. A former director of the Civic Garden Centre in Toronto, and author of A Bird Finding Guide in the Toronto Region, Mr Goodwin is a freelance naturalist living in Weston, Ontario, with his wife, Joy, who is also an active birder.

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