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Interview Opportunity: Fall bird migration and declining bird species in Ontario

Friday, October 24th 2008 3:54:57pm

Interview Opportunity

Fall bird migration and declining bird species in Ontario
Loons, waterfowl and birds of prey (hawks, merlins and eagles) are migrating now


Gregor Beck is a wildlife biologist and co-editor of the new Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario (www.birdsontario.org).  


Mr. Beck will be available to discuss the following points:

• Which species will be most visible during fall migration and where
• Which species are most common to Ontario
• Differences between spring migration and fall migration
• Findings of Ontario Nature’s Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, including which species are in decline and why

Fast Facts on Ontario’s fall bird migration

• Fall migration is larger than spring migration.  It includes tens of millions of adult birds and their young born this year.
• Some of Ontario’s most common bird species migrate in October and early November.
• Ontario is home to roughly 300 bird species.
• Once common species like the purple martin, a type of swallow, have declined by 46%.

To arrange an interview with Mr. Beck, please contact:
Victoria Foote, Director of Communications, Ontario Nature
416. 444-8419 ext.238 or victoriaf(at)ontarionature.org

Ontario Nature
is a not-for profit that works with over 140 member groups to protect Ontario’s habitats and wildlife, and connect people with nature through research, conservation campaigns, education and public awareness (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit www.ontarionature.org.