Frontenac Avian Atlas Fundraiser – June 23-24, 2013

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Frontenac Bird Studies (FBS) is a program of Migration Research Foundation, an incorporated non-profit organization committed to bird research, monitoring and protection in Canada. Each year we rely upon grants and private donations to deliver our spring & summer field programs in the Frontenac Arch. A cornerstone of this invaluable support is our annual fundraiser event, which has a positive dual effect of raising critical dollars while contributing directly to our studies at the same time.

On June 23-24, 2013 we will be hosting our first Frontenac Avian Atlas Day event! We will have three sponsored teams searching for breeding bird species within Frontenac Provincial Park north of Kingston, Ontario. We’ll be aiming to find as many species as possible within a prescribed 24-hour period but also to confirm active nesting for as many of those species as possible too – much like a mini breeding bird atlas! The data will be used as part of our ongoing assessment of breeding avifauna for the park, which has been maintained since FBS began in 2009. Any donations collected by our teams will go directly to aid our programs in the field.
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Barred Owl – Salmon Lake Road

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Prior to our inaugural season in 2009, an impressive list of 119 species were documented as breeders within the boundaries of Frontenac Provincial Park. Over the years our own studies have provided first breeding evidence for another eight species, which includes Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Herring Gull, among others. We keep an ongoing record of breeding status for all species encountered in each year, which serves as an invaluable database and service to ecological monitoring in the park. The Frontenac Avian Atlas Day event will provide a substantial boost to our annual coverage by way of a dedicated effort to the task by three skilled teams of biologists! Look for a full report on our mini atlas effort in the week following the event.
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Field Sparrow Nest – Slide Lake

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We extend our sincere thanks to all of you who have sponsored our annual fundraising events in the past – it definitely makes a difference! All donations to this year’s event are tax-creditable and enormously appreciated!! Click here for more information and/or to make a donation.
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Cedar Waxwing – Big Clear

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