huronfringefest

One of Canada's Premier Birding and Nature Festivals

Migration is Under Way!

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Pine Warbler

As I look out this morning and see the snowflakes drifting down I wonder how the birds are feeling about heading north already. I’m sure it’s just a bit of a “speed bump” that they’ve had to endure in past years but after 26 C weather it is indeed a bit of a change. These days will pass though as spring progresses and more birds work their way north to start a new breeding season here as well to the north of us.

To fully enjoy these days of bird song and see the bright colours as they flit through the trees check out the events that are still available during the Huron Fringe Birding Festival scheduled for May 27-30 and June 2-5 2022. Registration opened on April 15th and although several of the events are now full there are still many to chose from once you have created an account. Click the link below to see what spaces are still available for the various events.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival – Schedule of Events

With the warm days we just experienced the first of the migrating warblers arrived and entertained many local birders as they zipped through the trees hunting down the many bugs that emerged with the warmer weather. Yellow-rumped, Black and White, as well as Palm and Pine warblers were abundant as they are usually the first to arrive in numbers. Others will come to the area once the weather warms up a bit more and towards the end of May there will be several species of warblers and other interesting birds populating the forests, swamps and wetlands of Bruce and Grey Counties.

Black and White Warbler

With birds here our exceptional leaders are ready to take you out and introduce you to them. The festival is an experience you really must participate in to appreciate the spring migration and all the other aspects of nature this area offers. Birding is the main theme of the festival but other aspects of nature are covered as well and its amazing what you can learn from the knowledgeable leaders we have on the various events.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival – Leader Biographies

May is only a few days away now and I’m sure these snowflakes we see today will soon be a distant memory so take a few moments and sit down at your computer, tablet or phone and look through what the Huron Fringe Birding Festival has to offer. Then later in the month get your camera battery charged, your binoculars cleaned, your water bottle filled and get ready to have some spring fun.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Written by huronfringefest

April 28, 2022 at 4:32 pm

Posted in BIRDING

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  1. Definitely the Pelee of the North up here today!

    Norah

    May 18, 2022 at 10:07 pm


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