Opportunities to observe a long-distance migrating Northern Wheatear in Ontario are very limited
Many avid birders visited Porcupine Lake’s White Waterfront Conservation Area throughout last week to catch a glimpse of a very rare visitor, a Northern Wheatear.
When this long-distance migrating bird made an appearance last Friday evening at Porcupine Lake, it didn’t take long for the birding community to react to the news.
The opportunities to observe a Northern Wheatear in Ontario are very limited; many birders showed up as soon as the sun came up the next day, ready with their binoculars and cameras. And when, to everyone’s surprise, the bird stuck around for a week, some people drove up from neighbouring towns while some made the trip from Muskoka, Hamilton, Toronto, London, Rouyn-Noranda and Barrie.