Birding guide to Carden Alvar by Ron Pittaway

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Published by Corporation of the County of Victoria in Lindsay, ON .

Written in English

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  • Bird watching -- Ontario -- Victoria (County).

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Other titlesOFO news. Vol. 18, no. 1.
Statementby Ron Pittaway.
ContributionsOntario Field Ornithologists., Victoria (Ont. : County)
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
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Open LibraryOL21669601M

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P oint Pelee, Algonquin Park, Carden Alvar—Ontario is loaded with world-class birding destinations. The publication of Best Places to Bird in Ontario in represents the first new birdfinding guide for the province in over 20 years.

The guide is a thorough yet readable summary of Ontario’s premier birding locations. The authors, Ken and Mike Burrell, are lifelong birders who have spent. CARDEN ALVAR BIRDING GUIDE By Ron Pittaway G ENERAL I NFORMATION Important Bird Area The Carden Alvar is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International.

Carden is nationally significant as one of the last strongholds of the. "Text first appeared in OFO news, newsletter of the Ontario Field Ornithologists, vol number 1, February " -- T.p. verso. style. This site guide takes you through scenic backroads where the birds, vast meadows of wildflowers, butterflies, herptiles, mammals, and night sounds will bring you back again and again.

General Information Background An alvar is a geomorphological formation of flat limestone bedrock covered with thin soils and sparse vegetation. The Carden. Birding Guide to Carden Alvar. Ron Pittaway. Please print copies of site guide and map for use in the field. Introduction: This site guide features a 35 kilometre (21 mile) car birding tour that includes a route description, map, other birding areas to explore, and an annotated bird list.

The tour leads through scenic back roads where the birds, wildflowers, butterflies, wildlife and night. This rare habitat supports distinctive grassland species of plants which typically occur in the western prairies.

The Carden Alvar is an Important Bird Area, and one of my particular favourite places to visit. I hope that you might get a sense of why from my photos below. The Carden Alvar First sighting of the morning – a Wilson’s Snipe.

Print guide for use in the field. General Information Top Important Bird Area. The Carden Alvar is designated Birding guide to Carden Alvar book Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International. Carden is nationally significant as one of the last strongholds of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike in Canada and it has high populations of grassland and scrubland birds such as.

The Carden Alvar is located northeast of Toronto and can be easily reached in hours from the Niagara Region. Last year's trip Birding guide to Carden Alvar book the first visit for Jean and I and we added 5 lifers, including the endangered Loggerhead Shrike, to our life list.

This year I was looking to add a number of species to the year list and if a couple of lifers were collected in the hunt, all the better. Nonfiction books about birds and birding, including field guides, essays, and tips. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

The Carden Plain is a popular destination for bird watchers and plant watchers alike. Less than two hours from Toronto it offers globally rare alvar habitat supporting an abundance of grassland birds, including the endangered Loggerhead Shrike and the rare Golden-wing Warbler plus Osprey, Black Terns, Sedge Wrens, Yellow Rails, Upland.

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which will become Carden Alvar Provincial Park, and (2) Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, protect hectares of granite barrens, extensive mixed for­ ests, wetlands and many deep Canadian Shield lakes. Next time you visit the Carden Alvar, treat yourself to birding the nearby granite barrens.

There is an excellent. Welcome to the Carden Plain an Important Bird Area. The Carden Plain is a popular destination for bird watchers and plant watchers alike. Less than two hours from Toronto it offers globally rare alvar habitat supporting an abundance of grassland birds, including the endangered Loggerhead Shrike and the rare Golden-wing Warbler plus Osprey.

Sat/Sun, June Join Jon Ruddy of Eastern Ontario Birding on a two-day birding "vacation" to the famed Carden Alvar Provincial Park. This provincial park boasts some remarkably high species richness, with many Species at Risk occurring within its grounds. Some of the many lovely bird species we will endeavour to see, hear and enjoy are: Loggerhead Shrike, Sedge Wren, Upland Sandpiper.

Date: Saturday/Sunday, June th, Timeframe: Two full days of birding Weather: On Saturday it was cloudy with mists of showers throughout the latter part of the day; the rain came down quite heavy just as we were wrapping things up.

The wind was moderate throughout the day. On Sunday, we experienced beautiful birding weather. It was sunny throughout the day, with a daytime high of. Review: Birds of Canada book; Respect For Nature. Birding Ethics; Photographer Ethics; Owls Of Canada; Contact Us; Menu.

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Summary. Birders with a weekend in the Toronto area should consider a short trip north of Toronto to the Carden Alvar Important Bird Area (IBA). This area is approximately km north of Toronto and has a wide range of habitat, in particular grasslands, and a very high concentration of birds.

Virginia Rail - Carden Alvar ( ) Eventually I left the sounds of Virginia Rails, Marsh Wrens, and Swamp Sparrows behind and headed down a side trail leading off from the marsh. Birders aren't exactly welcomed by many of the landowners at Carden, and until recently the only access to the area was via roadside.

Fast Times at Carden Alvar Birding is not the only thing to do at Carden Alvar; the botany is also dynamite. Dude, Where's My Binoculars. This newspaper article from might explain why some locals in the Kirkfield area are so sensitive to birders snooping around with binoculars. Ontario’s Carden Alvar is an internationally recognized Important Bird Area located 75 miles ( km) northeast of Toronto off Hwy.

The birding route suggested above begins about two miles (three km) north of Kirkfield at the Lift Lock. A small parking area is at Sedge Wren Marsh, a provincially significant wetland.

Drive slowly and stop. For detailed instructions search on “Carden Alvar birding guide.” You can also register for a Jun.

11 grassland bird outing co-ordinated by the Couchiching Conservancy. Nature notes. With my ten year old hands clutching my second edition copy of Peterson’s A Field Guide to The Birds and my Reader’s Digest book of Audubon Bird Prints, I hopped in the back seat of our Plymouth.

My parents were taking me to see a bird I had never seen before, but I was already an admirer of the species from the paintings I had spent so many hours gazing at in both books. The latest bird sightings seen at Carden Alvar (general location), located in Ontario, Canada.

There have been many rare bird alerts for a place known as Carden Alvar, an Ontario birding location I’ve not yet visited. For the longest time, I would ask.

Birders with a weekend in the Toronto area should consider a short trip north of Toronto to the Carden Alvar Important Bird Area (IBA).

This area is approximately km north of Toronto and has a wide range of habitat, in particular grasslands, and a very high concentration of birds. On the way home from Algonquin Park, I decided to stop by the Carden Alvar for much of the area near Lake Simcoe has a fantastic variety of flora and fauna on the thin soil over limestone bedrock.

In recent years various organizations have bought up a lot of land here, culminating in the new Carden Alvar Provincial Park. To see a detailed list of what bird species can be found in the more popular destinations (e.g., Lakefield Sewage Lagoons, Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Carden Alvar) go to Click on.

Birding Carden Alvar - June This past weekend I had booked a cottage just down the road from Wylie road of Carden Alvar. I was so close to the area, I biked in. This is a special park where cattle grazing will continue to p r ovide habitat for the endangered Eastern Loggerhead Shrike and grassland birds.

Loggerhead Shrike on the Carden Alvar on 24 AprilThe best way to experience the Carden Alvar is from the public. Carden Alvar (general location) Kawartha Lakes County, Ontario, CA — Get Directions All Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec All Years Last 10 Years Current Year.

Kawarthas Northumberland is home to some of Ontario’s best birdwatching destinations. Carden Alvar Provincial Park and Presqu’ile Provincial Park are internationally recognized Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, and both of these parks rank amongst the Top 5 spots for birdwatching in Ontario.

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Birding & fishing are excellent in this region, especially during the spring. Join us on an exciting birding tour of southern Ontario for spring migration. We begin in marvelous Algonquin Park, where look for boreal specialties. We then visit the “Big 3” migration hotspots on Lake Erie, Point Pelee, Rondeau and Long Point.

During some spring migrations, up to 35 species of warblers may be observed at Point Pelee alone. Traverse the Carden Alvar in search of butterflies, contribute inventory data for habitat management and butterfly monitoring.

The hardy plants associated with the alvar’s limestone bedrock attract a spectacular variety of butterflies. You will learn about their life history while exploring globally rare habitat.

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Carden Alvar Provincial Park is a provincial park located in the Kawartha Lakes in Central Ontario, Canada. Alvars are globally rare ecosystems found exclusively in Northern Europe and the Great Lakes region of North America. The park is classified as a non-operating, natural environment park and was established in Natural environment parks protect outstanding landscapes, ecosystems and.

Birding, alvar plants, reptiles, insects, night skies, and more. There’s also a fun children’s nature program. The Carden Nature Festival showcases the uncommon beauty of the Carden Plain, an expanse of limestone plains, known as an alvar; a globally-rare landform. It’s also an Important Birding Area; home to many at risk grassland birds.

I have participated on other odonate counts in the past (e.g. Carden Alvar and Pelee Island) but its nice to be able to do one a little closer to home. Blue Dasher (♀) Close-up photos reveal a lot of interesting detail, which is fun. Book Review: The ABC Guide to Bird Conservation.

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Most macromoth species accounts include maps (guided by ecoregions) to depict ranges, flight periods are represented visually for quick reference, and. The Carden Plain is an attractive blend of unique habitats that offer an unspoiled panorama of grassland and shrubland birds, a blaze of wildflowers and vegetation with prairie affinities, and a wide array of butterflies and insects, many of which are restricted to this area.

The Carden Alvar Nature Photography Experience In this nature photography experience you will learn how to capture the rare birds, wildflowers, and unique landscape of the Carden Alvar. Located northeast of Lake Simcoe, the Carden Alvar is a crucial habitat for the survival of globally rare birds and has an incredible diversity of wildlife.Each year hundreds of people head to the Carden alvar in droves.

They are drawn by the landscape and species, but also by two special events hosted by The Couchiching Conservancy featuring the alvar, and taking place in late May and early June - Carden Challenge and Carden Alvar Nature Festival.Carden Alvar birds May A thrill of an American Bittern fly by.

A wonderful day with MC and Glenda at Carden. We met some amazing people up there who willingly shared their scope with us so we could see the distant birds. First sighting of bittern. It was a long long ways away.

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