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UPDATE:  WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE REGISTRATIONS BUT THERE IS A WAITING LIST IF THERE ARE ANY CANCELLATIONS.

Day one
Day One 2015




2016 RAFFLES
We have 2 wonderful items this year.

Lindsay Weston of Hurkett, and an award winning wood carver, has generously
 donated a bird carving for a raffle this year
 

             
Robert Bateman has generously donated a print for our raffle this year.  
 A limited edition artist proof of "Mallards at Sunset" signed by Mr. Bateman





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 2015 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 2015.
Click here for printable lists



A reminder to everyone, that although we love our pets, we would ask that you do not bring your four-footed friends to the Festival.  Thanks very much for observing this request.

sunrise
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 at 6 a.m. on Saturday,
 May 28th prior to the official 
opening of  the Festival. Guides will be at the parking area 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.


                                             PLEASE NOTE:  DAY TWO (SUNDAY, MAY 29) WILL START AT EAGLE'S NEST CONFERENCE CENTRE ON BIBLE CAMP ROAD.  EVERYONE WILL
 MEET THERE FOR REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST.  PLEASE FAMILIARIZE
YOURSELVES WITH THE LOCATION ON THE MAP PAGE.

            ...

THIS 'N THAT 


         
               OUR WONDERFUL 2016 GUIDES  
 Brian

BRIAN RATCLIFF
Brian is a biological consultant in  Thunder Bay. He has conducted research on species at risk such
as the piping plover, burrowing owl and American white pelican.  He is coordinator of Project Peregrine and since 1996 has monitored peregrines nesting in the Lake Superior Basin. He has been on the committee for Thunder Cape Bird Observatory since 1996 and currently the

    
  GEORGE HOLBO
ROB

ROB SWAINSONROB SWAINSON

Rob has been an integral part of our Festival since the beginning.
He was a biologist with the Ministry
of Natural Resources in Nipigon and is  more than familiar with our area birds.  A very valuable guide and our humourous emcee at the Festival!


kim

KIM MCNAUGHTON


Kim works with the MNR in Niigon and  brings a wealth of knowledge to the Festival.  Her enthusiasm and help identifying birds is a valuable asset.











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Dr. Escott

DR.NICK ESCOTT
Nick is one of the leading birders in
 northwestern Ontario.
 In addition to excellent field identification skills,
 Nick is founding chair 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.




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)

JENNIFER CHIKOSKI
CHRISTINE DRAKE
DARREN ELDER
BILL GREAVES
DUNCAN MCKAY
KYLE MYSCHOWODA
NANCY PARISH
JEFF ROBINSON


birdwatcher

       Greg Stroud        
DR. NICK ESCD
GREG STROUD
A Visitor Experience Manager with
 Parks Canada,Thousand Islands Nat'l Park. Greg is an avid
 naturalist, spending most of his free time searching for insects,
plants, & birds.
 

KIM KIM McNAUGHTON

George Holborn

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

Alan Worrmington
ALAN WORMINGTON

Alan joins us from
Leamington, ON
A birder for the past 48 years, he spends a great deal of time in Point Pelee Nat'l Park.
Alan has published numerous papers on birds in Ontario.



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

Township of Red Rock
                             
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists  
   cove

TIDBITS

Click here to dowload the 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 ***


2016 MAJOR SPONSORS
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