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The first few images in this gallery are from a winter owling trip to southeastern Ontario (February 3-6, 2005). The leader of our group of five was Tom Hince (see Resources), a superb Canadian guide based near Point Pelee; we have previously birded with him there. We succeeded spectacularly in our aim to see unusual wintering owls: We saw one boreal owl, three snowy owls, two hawk owls, and fifty (50) great grey owls.

The bulk of the images are from Point Pelee (with a handful from the Magee Marsh across Lake Erie in Ohio), which we have visited numerous times. It is a superb spot for migrating warblers, as I hope the images will bring home. Initially we were partially guided by Tom Hince, but increasingly we were on our own.

Snowy Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl Take-off …

… Closer! …

… Landing

Great Grey Owl

Boreal Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Spruce Grouse

Virginia Rail


Short-billed Dowitcher

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Northern Parula

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Kirtland’s Warbler

Palm Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Black-polled Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Hooded Warbler

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