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Birdwatching Locations
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Description:
Are you a fan of birdwatching or birding? In the wild or in Aviaries, this category spotlights the best places to spy fabulous feathered friends in flight!
Expanded Description:
According to Wikipedia: Birdwatching, or birding, is the observation and study of birds with the naked eye or through a visual enhancement device like binoculars.

Multitudes of people all over the world engage in the ornithological hobby known as Birdwatching, or Birding. Several groups have organized as global advocates for birds, providing education and protection for these beautiful animals.

Some of these organizations include:
British Trust for Ornithology [BTO]
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds [RSPB]
National Audubon Society
American Birding Association [ABA]
BirdLife International

The birdwatching location must be for the primary purpose of birdwatching, be designated by a government entity or other preservation society with interests in protecting birds and have a sign to identify the area for birdwatching. The public must visit this location with the intention of birdwatching.

When birdwatching, please mind the Code of Birding Ethics, published by the American Birding Association.

There are laws that protect birds who are both on and off the Endangered Species list.
Do not break any laws while posting or visiting a waymark.

Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first - ABA
Instructions for Posting a Birdwatching Locations Waymark:
To post a waymark to this category, waymarkers must submit the following:
• a minimum of two clear, original images that include
→ a legible image of a sign which identifies the area as a birdwatching location (eg. aviary, birding trail, habitat, nesting area, etc.)
→ an image of at least one preferred site at this location which is best set up for viewing birds. This can be an image of a bird blind, a raised platform, etc.
• more images, especially of birds, is strongly encouraged
• coordinates to the Birdwatching Location using a handheld GPSr at a distance that provides sufficient view without creating any disturbance to the wildlife
• include at least one multiple sentence paragraph on what visitors can hope to see when coming to this waymark and please mention some of the types of birds a visitor should keep a look-out for.

Please name your waymark in the following format Name - Location format:
Name - City, State/Province/Territory, Country
For example:
Birdwatching Location - Chicago, IL, USA

The birdwatching location must be for the primary purpose of birdwatching, be designated by a government entity or other preservation society with interests in protecting birds and have a sign to identify the area for birdwatching. The public must visit this location with the intention of birdwatching.

When birdwatching, please mind the Code of Birding Ethics, published by the American Birding Association.

Zoos and Theme Parks that provide education to the public, are actively involved in preservation, and provide an aviary for people to view and interact with the birds will be accepted. Waymarkers posting this type of location should complete the Entrance Fees variable and provide information within the Long Description that details the work the location does to help birds.

There are laws that protect birds who are both on and off the Endangered Species list.
Do not break any laws while posting or visiting a waymark.

Creating waymarks for Endangered Species of birds is strongly discouraged but will be accepted if the location is in a public place that is knowingly visited often by the public, meets the requirements of the category, and gives a clear effort to protect the birds.

Please submit one waymark per site. This includes Zoos and other established centers that have more than one aviary or other birdwatching location. Additional waypoints and information is always encouraged and appreciated!
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A clear, original image is required to log a visit to a waymark in this category. The image must contain a bird at the site, a nest, or other evidence that visitors partook in the delight of birdwatching at this site. Please tell us about your experience with an identification of a bird or two that you've seen!
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Variables:
  • Park Name
  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Handicap Accessible?
  • Website
  • Entrance Fee
  • List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location
  • Parking Coordinates
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Image for CARDEN ALVAR - near Kirkfield, Ontarioview gallery

NN82.1 km

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Birdwatching LocationsCARDEN ALVAR - near Kirkfield, Ontario

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The Carden Alvar is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Timo Explorer

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/12/2009

last visited: 8/18/2016

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NWNW94.3 km

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Birdwatching LocationsOrillia Fish & Game Conservation Club Sanctuary

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A protected wetland with a nature trail, home to many waterfowl including nesting trumpeter swans.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kevings

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/28/2013

last visited: never

Image for Fifty Point CA Viewing Platform- Winona Ontarioview gallery

SWSW95.1 km

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Birdwatching LocationsFifty Point CA Viewing Platform- Winona Ontario

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Part of the West End of Lake Ontario Important Bird Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/13/2018

last visited: never

Image for Birdwatching Locations - Beamers Falls Memorial Area, Grimsby ONview gallery

SWSW96.2 km

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Birdwatching LocationsBirdwatching Locations - Beamers Falls Memorial Area, Grimsby ON

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Popular location for watching the Spring Hawk Migration and various other birds at key times of the year. Air currents in the area, created by lake effect and the escarpment provide an excellent refueling station for the long trip.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/19/2010

last visited: 3/5/2017

Image for Van Wagners Beach Viewing Platform- Hamilton Ontarioview gallery

SWSW100.6 km

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Birdwatching LocationsVan Wagners Beach Viewing Platform- Hamilton Ontario

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Part of the West End of Lake Ontario Important Bird Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/13/2018

last visited: never

Image for Times Beach Nature Preserve - Buffalo, NYview gallery

SS112 km

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Birdwatching LocationsTimes Beach Nature Preserve - Buffalo, NY

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The Times Beach Nature Preserve on Buffalo's outer harbor provides three distinct opportunities for viewing many different types of bird species.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 8/27/2008

last visited: 6/10/2014

Image for RFalconCam - Times Square Building - Rochester, NYview gallery

SESE128.7 km

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Birdwatching LocationsRFalconCam - Times Square Building - Rochester, NY

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Follow Archer and Beauty on the RFalconCam. Beauty generally lays in April, hatching in late May and fledging in mid-June.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 2/2/2012

last visited: never

Image for Ruthven Migration Monitoring Station (Haldimand Bird Observatory)  - Cayuga, ON, Canadaview gallery

SWSW129.7 km

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Birdwatching LocationsRuthven Migration Monitoring Station (Haldimand Bird Observatory) - Cayuga, ON, Canada

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An excellent place to not only see birds but to watch as they are caught and banded

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2013

last visited: never

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