FINAL TALLY: 202 species

Summer has arrived, and  our third annual Spring Birding Challenge has come to an end.
In 2020 we reached a total of 179 species and
in 2021 we beat that with a total 219 species.
2022 brought us 202 different species sighted?
It looks like we fell short of our 230 species target, but 202 is still a good number? Check the results here.
Thank you to Ian Jarvie and Aaron Keating (for pitching in during Ian’s absence) for tracking all the results.
For the Winter Challenge, go to this post for final results and tallies on reported species.
Our final tally for the 2021-22 event is 124 species sighted. We are one bird short of our 125 species target.

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Brook Trout If you were unable to join us for the outing to Silvercreek to observe Brook Trout, here is some video from a club member. https://youtu.be/XxhoTLPHTh4

Next meeting:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (TBA)

We are hoping to resume indoor meetings. Watch your inbox for upcoming new regarding meetings.

Next outing:

Monday Evening Walk
August 8,  7:00 p.m.

Oakville Old High School Swift Warch

Due to site management changes, we are no longer able to access the best viewing spot located behind the old Oakville High School building. Most of the remaining viewing spots, including the street, allow only views of two chimneys at a time. A nearby parking lot does have a very constrained viewing of the four chimneys. We do seem to have a reasonable alternative though by using one of the upper levels of the old parking lot building.
The revised plan is to meet at the former hospital parking lot building located between the old high school and the new Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre located at 325 Reynolds S. There is free parking in that building. We will meet near the entrance to the parking building. The entrance to the parking building is straight off Reynolds Street.
From the parking building, we will first do a walk down to the park at George’s Square (about 300 metres to the south). We will return to the parking building in time to watch and tally the swifts that enter the chimneys.
Leader: Bill McIlveen

Stay tuned for more outings, and our Monday Evening Walks schedule.

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