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Next TOC Outing
Sunday May 26, 2013
Colonel Samuel Smith Park
Sunday 7:30 a.m. - noon.
Leader: Jim Grass, Petra Grass.
Possible Whimbrel, other migrants.
Saturday September 7, 2013
High Park Fall
8:00 a.m. to afternoon
Leader: Gavin Platt.
Fall migrants, raptors.
Beginners welcome. Free to all.
A listing of our upcoming Outings can be found here, while our Trip Reports are
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm in Burgundy Room A (or Gold Room in January and February) of North York Memorial Hall.
A listing of our upcoming Meetings can be found here.
The Annual TOC Whimbrel Migration Count, Colonel Samuel Smith Park
This will be the fifth consecutive year that the Toronto Ornithological Club has conducted an organized and published count of the Whimbrel migrating from the Virginia Atlantic Coast
and travelling through Whimbrel Point at the south land-fill at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto.
The dates of migration over the last four years are quite consistent with the earliest birds arriving on May 20, numbers peaking on May 24 and finishing by May 29. Average number
of birds per year is 3169, with an average of 53 flocks per year and a median flock size of 38.
Time of day distribution favours arrivals at 6:00 to 7:00am, with a secondary peak at 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Visitors willing to do some monitoring would be welcome. Parking is available in the south parking lot of the Park. Bring a folding chair,
lunch and binoculars.
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