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OFO Sault Ste. Marie Birding Festival Go Virtual! May 28th – 30th

Located just about where the three largest Great Lakes meet, the Sault Ste. Marie area has many fantastic birding hotspots and a growing birding community.

For it’s inaugural year, the OFO Sault Ste. Marie Birding Festival is going VIRTUAL, but we hope to be back with a full festival in 2022 so that the area’s birding and community can be on full display. This year, there will be a series of presentations each of the three evenings, all which will be free of charge.

Common Yellowthroats are among the boreal songbird species that could be helped by an improved method for estimating population size.

May 28th – 30th Birders are encouraged to go birding on their own (while following all relevant restrictions and guidelines) during the day. Make sure you check out the About Birding in SSM page to find some fun birding locations like the;

• Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site and • Whitefish Island
• Fort Creek Conservation Area
• Bellevue Park
• Echo Bay and Bar River Area
• Pumpkin Point
• St. Joseph Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Post your pictures on Facebook and Instagram Use the hashtag #SSMBirdingFestival when submitting your photos to social media.

Each evening, we will have a period where we can discuss what was seen earlier that day. There will be prizes for the best bird found and best bird photo taken during the festival within the Sault Ste. Marie Birding Area!

The SSM Birding Festival virtual program takes place over three evenings: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 28th – May 30th. You can register for all three evenings, or just one. The evening program will run from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Separate registration is required for each evening. You will receive the webinar link with the registration confirmation. You do not need to be a member of the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) to attend.

REGISTER HERE for One virtual program or ALL:

Day 1 – Friday, May 28th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

• Daily recap of bird sightings and best photo award
• Birding in Sault Ste. Marie – Presentation by Carter Dorscht
• Practical Techniques for Mindful Birding – Presentation by Andrés Jiménez

Day 2 – Saturday, May 29th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

• Daily recap of bird sightings and best photo award
• Being a Young Birder – Presentation by Sam Phaneuf
• Intro to the Sault Naturalists
• Forest Birds as Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management – Presentation by Dr. Lisa Venier, Canadian Forest Service

Day 3 – Sunday, May 30th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
• Daily recap of bird sightings and best photo award
• Nocturnal Singing by Ovenbirds – Presentation by Jenn Foote
• A Holistic Approach to Learning Bird Songs and Calls – Presentation by Ian Shanahan
• Closing Remarks – by Carter Dorscht

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/926331071493111 or  http://ofo.ca/content/ssm-festival

The event is finished.


May 28 2021


Virtual Presentations: May 28th - May 30th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
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