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Day one




Dorion's CanyonDay One 2014  We Couldn't Wait to Start Birding!   



The guest speaker this year was John Woodcock.  John spent many seasons at the Thunder Cape
Bird Observatory on Lake Superior banding birds and we are so happy to have had him join us!

John Woodcock


GREAT BIRDS!        GREAT PEOPLE!           GREAT FOOD!  
Dorion's Canyon Country Birding Festival is for you!
We had our inaugural year in 2009, and it was a great success. Organizers felt that with an area so rich in bird species
 and natural beauty, birders would welcome the chance to attend a Birding Festival here.


The 2014 Festival was great!  We had increased attendance and the weather couldn't have been better!   We recorded 119 species, just one shy of last year!  The bird list has been updated, so check it out  for the 2014.
Click here for printable lists


     
early birdsing about.com  Those who are "up with the birds" , have a chance to say good morning to them!  We are offering  these early birds a hike at Hurkett Cove Conservation Area parking lot at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 24th prior to the official opening of  the Festival. Guides will be  there to lead the hike.  Those who attend are responsible for their own transportation, and are to return to the Dorion Community Centre by 8 a.m. for Registration and a delicious breakfast.  There, they will join  the rest of the birders for an official introduction and start to the day.
 
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THIS 'N THAT 


         
               OUR WONDERFUL 2014 GUIDES  
 Brian

BRIAN RATCLIFF
Bird Expert and associate with Northern Bioscience, (Thunder Bay, ON) and a member of the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory Committee.  Brian is an authority on the Peregrine Falcon and his expertise in identifying all birds is invaluable to birders
    
  GEORGE HOLBO
ROB

ROB SWAINSON

Rob is a biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Nipigon and more than familiar with our area birds.  A very valuable guide at the Festival!

kiM

KIM MCNAUGHTON

Kim is a very enthusiastic and approachable guide.  She is a  biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, and a great birder.










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Dr. Escott

DR.NICK ESCOTT
One of the leading birders in northwestern Ontario.
 In addition to excellent field identification skills,
 Nick is a founding member of the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory and has served as Chairman since its inception. He has published several articles on northern Ontario birds for Ontario Birds and Birders Journal.



Alan Wormington

ALAN WORMINGTON
Alan has been birding for 46 years, and lives near Point Pelee National Park, where he does
 most of his birding. On an annual basis he makes several trips to Northern Ontario, to places such as Lake Superior or James Bay. He has published dozens of articles and papers on birdsover the years.  He is currently the Ontario Regional Editor (Spring Migration) for the Journal
 of North Amerian Birds.

Brian

BRIAN MCLAREN

Brian is the current chair of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists, and an avid birder.

       Greg Stroud        
DR. NICK ESCD
GREG STROUD
A Visitor Experience Manager with
 Parks Canada,Lake Superior Marine Conservation Area. Greg is an avid
 naturalist, spending most of his free time searching for insects,
plants, & birds.
 

KIM KIM McNAUGHTON

George Holborn

GEORGE HOLBORN
Wildlife Assessment Biologist with the MNR in Thunder Bay, recognized song bird expert with the Research Centre, involved with the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory


brian moore

BRIAN MOORE
A member of Thunder Cape Bird Observatory Committee, Brian is an expert birder in the
 Thunder Bay district and a great asset to the Festival.


ADDITIONAL GUIDES
(sorry, still updating our photo gallery)

DUNCAN MCKAY

JENNIFER CHIKOSKI

DARREN ELDER

BILL GREAVES




                       
AREA LINKS
GoogleTownship of Dorion    
GoogleGoogle Maps/Dorion                                           
Lakehead Region Conservation
      Authority         Conservation Authority
Ouimet Canyon Prov. Park

The Nipigon River Trail                
Township of Nipigon

Township of Red Rock
                             
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists  
cove

TIDBITS


snowy ploverIn May of 2009, a Snowy Plover was 
sighted near the Hurkett Cove
Conservation Area. 

This bird has never been seen beforein the Thunder Bay area.   It is assumed this particular bird was blown off course. 
A very fortunate sighting for 
 a few lucky individuals!

Click here to dowload the 2013 electronic version
 of the Four Seasons Adventure Guide
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nosta award

Attendance prizes and a
 silent auction, are part of the
 evening activities on Day One

prizes


 

***  We will have a limited number of t-shirts available this year for $15 ***


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