[Ontbirds]OFO News - June Issue
jeaniron at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 12 20:40:22 EDT 2005
The June issue of OFO News will be mailed this week. Here are the contents
of this 16 page issue in page order.
1. Final Season of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas: Mike Cadman invites you
to be involved in the final year of the Breeding Bird Atlas to make it the
best information on the status of Ontario's birds.
1. Distinguished Ornithologist: Bob Curry outlines the achievements of Ron
Pittaway who will receive OFO's Distinguished Ornithologist Award in 2005.
2. Book Review: Birds of Australia. Reviewed by Bob Curry.
3. OBRC Notes: Margaret Bain, 2005 chair, gives an update on the activities
of the OBRC and the election of new members.
3. Email to the Editors: From Michel Gosselin of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
4. Book Review: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 9. Cotingas to
Pipits. Reviewed by Geoff Carpentier.
5. Geese fouled Crawford Lake 700 Years Ago - Iroquoian cornfields led to
guanotrophy: By John H. McAndrews.
6. Book Review: Curassows and Related Birds. Reviewed by Geoff Carpentier.
7. Bald Eagle Flip: Photos and story by Brandon Holden.
7. Learning by Mistakes - Case of the Arctic Tern: By Ron Pittaway
7. Waterfowl of Eastern North America: The latest in a series of
pocket-sized photo identification guides by Chris Earley.
8 - 9. Great Gray Owl Observations 2004 - 2005: Ron Pittaway reflects on
observations from last winter's irruption. Photos by Albert Kuhnigk and
10 - 11. More Relative Abundance Maps: Andrew Courturier, Bird Studies
Canada and Atlas Point Count Committee Member, shows why point counts will
form "the single most important database in the province...for decades to
12. Publication of the Atlas: Al Sandilands, chair of the Atlas Publication
Committee, reports that the Atlas is scheduled for publication in September
13. Late Season Atlassing: Mike Cadman encourages birders to fill important
gaps in breeding evidence during July and early August when recently
fledged young of many species can be easily confirmed.
14. 2004 Financial Statement: Treasurer Eileen Beagan details OFO's assets,
income and expenses in 2004, which have been reviewed by an independent
15. Thank You OFO Donors: List of the many people who generously donated to
the success of OFO in 2004.
15. Future OFO Field Trips: Dave Milsom, field trips coordinator, describes
the upcoming guided trips to the end of October.
16. Turkey Population Catapulting: Ron Pittaway discusses possible effects
of the burgeoning and spreading population.
Enclosed with this issue is a registration form for the OFO Annual
Convention & Banquet at Point Pelee on 10 - 11 September 2005.
We thank the authors and photographers who contributed to this issue.
Please direct membership enquires to Eleanor Beagan, membership secretary,
<etbeagan AT sympatico.ca>. OFO memberships support Ontbirds.
Jean Iron & Ron Pittaway
OFO News Editors
Ontario Field Ornithologists
Toronto and Minden ON
jeaniron at sympatico.ca
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