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We are currently receiving many submissions to our website and have quite a backlog. Your chances of being published quickly are greater if you are able to include a picture with your animal sighting report.
Wow, thank you Kai, for sending up your wonderful pictures and your report of your Bald Eagle sighting!
Jorge D wrote ... Anyone going for walks to the York regional forest, please be mindful of this and keep your pets on a leash preferably and be prepared in case you encounter the Coyotes.
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This is an unmistakable bird, both for its beautiful, bright plumage and for its noisy raucous call. These birds stay in Ontario all winter and don't migrate south. The male and female birds are of similar size, although the female is slightly smaller and both birds have a crest.
Spotted in Oakville 2017.
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Terry from Brampton sent us these pictures and his report of his Hawk sighting ...
Legend says that, if the Groundhog sees his shadow as he emerges from his burrow on February 2nd, then the area will have to endure six more weeks of winter - which, seeing as this is Canada, never is such a big surprise to us!
Sightings of Possums from Windsor, Hillsburgh, Ottawa, Waterloo, Reidsville, Bridgenorth, and Trenton from our readers.
Dave wrote ... yesterday while walking around my property in Pine Orchard, Whitchurch - Stouffville Ontario, I observed an owl which I believe is a Great Grey Owl.
Taken Nov 25, 2019 in Port Rowan, Ontario. Our first sighting ever.
Mary wrote to tell us about her sighting of wild Peacocks near Kitchener, Ontario ...
Gerry from St Thomas wrote to us about the great sailing on Lake Erie ...
Lori from Lakefield, Ontario sent us this picture of a Possum ...
Saw this today. Is it a coyote-wolf mix? Thank you for sending these pictures. I don't know whether this is a Coyote or a Wolf-Coyote hybrid, but perhaps
Junco, male and female Cardinal and squirrel. All stoking up for a cold Minus 22 C. night With no sparrows around, to chase it away from the feeder, I
Frequent wintertime backyard visitor. Thanks for the picture Marinus, what a cute little chap he is! We also frequently see these little birds in the
Coming back from work, approximately around 4:30 am, a coyote crossed the road in front of my car forcing me to brake. The coyote didn't seem scared and
My name is Josh, I'm 23 years of age, often hiker. Two years ago I witnessed a quick sighting of what appeared to be a younger adult Cougar here in Grey
One of our readers sent us this report ... I live in Woolwich Township. I'm an amateur photographer and after 3 years of trying to find an owl in the wild to photograph I came across this beauty! He seemed to pose for for the pictures and smile in some of them! Even though it was freezing out I spent about an hour just enjoying my good fortune in being able to be in the presence of one of nature's most majestic creatures!
I am trying to find out the name of the birds that flock together on the side of the road in the winter time. Lots of people call them snow birds but I do not think that is what they are.
Birdwatching has been a long-time hobby of mine, and this area of Ontario is rich with bird life - from the fleeting glimpses of Hummingbirds in the Summer, to the arrival of the graceful Tundra Swans each Spring, the birds of this area are well worth watching.
It is said that these birds mate for life, but I have heard that when one of the pair dies or is killed, the other bird will choose another mate the following year. The geese often return to the same nesting spot, year after year, sometimes even to where they themselves were hatched!
When you consider that your snowmobile can take you to places that are inaccessible by any other means of transport, it is vital that you make sure that you have the correct clothing, an up-to-date trail map, and enough fuel for your destination and to reach home safely.
These small, agile, birds prefer to live in woodland however, a few species have adapted to rocky habitats, and we often see them at our bird-feeder in the garden, especially in the winter time and at the moment they are frequent visitors to our birdfeeders ...
Lona from Renfrew said ... I haven't seen this bird at my feeders before.
The Ontario Police College is located to the north-east of the town of Aylmer, on Hacienda Road, and is where the majority of Police training in the Province of Ontario takes place.
We have recently been approached by Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, who are conducting a study on Coyote activity in Eastern Ontario, and the Kingston area in particular. If you have seen Coyotes and would like to participate in this study, please complete this form and your experience will be included in the study. Thank you.
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are sometimes seen in the northern hemisphere, including here in Southern Ontario.
We have snowy owls that grace us with their presence every winter on our farm. It makes me happy to see them return every year. They are so beautiful
One of our readers sent us these charming pictures of an Owl, spotted in Newcastle.
Randy from Tillsonburg wrote to tell us about his sighting of a fox being chased by a raptor ...
One of our readers sent this picture of a raptor ... can anyone identify this bird?
One of our readers wrote ... several years ago, my mother came to Canada to visit me and my family, for Christmas. During the three weeks she was here, my husband thought it would be a good idea to take her out to see what Snowmobiling was all about ...
Several of our readers have written to tell us about their sightings of Wolves in Ontario ...
Dennis from Kitchener, Ontario, spotted a Possum in his backyard ...
One of our readers from Niagara Falls sent us this picture ... can you name this bird?
Pierre from Kemptville wrote to report ...
In this area, Great Horned Owls nest in trees, both deciduous and coniferous, often in mixed forests and sometimes in urban areas.
White Tailed Deer are abundant in southern Ontario and there are collisions between deer and cars every day on our highways and roads - please use caution at dawn and dusk when you're driving!
The shy Cardinal is found in and around woodland, brushy swamps, gardens and hedgerows, and can be found across the eastern USA, from the southern parts of Canada, south to the Gulf Coast and west to Arizona and parts of Southern California. The photograph on this page is reproduced by kind permission of Mary A Wilson
When I first came to live in Ontario, I saw groups of people in St Jacobs, Elmira and Aylmer, who dressed in a plain, old fashioned way, and who drove horse & buggies - when I asked who they were, I was told ...
I always thought that Wolves lived in the uninhabited parts of northern Ontario, and that Coyotes lived tolerated human habitation in the south, but there are Wolf-Coyote hybrids, which are known as Coywolves, throughout southern Ontario. Our readers have sent us these reports of Wolf or Coywolf sightings ...
In February, this reader sent us these beautiful pictures of a Snowy Owl ... my apologies for the long delay in publishing this. I live in Woolwich Township.
These are reports that people sent us back in 2017 but they are still interesting ...
Located on the shore of Lake Huron,the village of Bayfield is in the Municipality of Bluewater, Ontario, and is just 20 kilometres south of Goderich on highway 21
I had no idea that Bald Eagles were in this area until I thought I saw one the other day east of Thamesville. I spotted this large nest, visible from
Snowmobiling a great winter pastime - driver training, info and links to OFSC, winter is coming, Polaris ...
Traditional Christmas in Canada - Snow & Santa, snowmobile time, cards & gifts, trim the tree and decorate the house Noël bonne