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Conserving Aerial Insectivores – Swifts and More with the Team from Birds Canada (Zoom only Webinar) 

Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

ZOOM in and join us for a Bonus-Extra OSFN Zoom only Webinar Presentation at 7pm Thursday September 28, 2023 – 

Conserving Aerial Insectivores – Swifts and More with the Team from Birds Canada, including Natasha Barlow, Gabriel Evans-Cook and Claire Marshall

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s.. actually a bird?” Ever wondered what those little birds swooping in and out of chimneys are? How about those using barns and other structures? These along with many other species belong to a group of birds called Aerial Insectivores, a fantastic group of birds that eat insects and are amazing aerial acrobats. Join Birds Canada biologists to learn more about this group experiencing rapid population declines, what Birds Canada is doing, and ways we can all work together for their protection.  

Aerial insectivores to be discussed: Chimney Swift, Bank and Barn Swallow, Eastern Whip-poor-will 

To receive a zoom link, please send an email, in advance, to    web@osfn.ca   with “swifts” in the subject line. Please note – OSFN members be sent a link via e-Herald.

Gabriel Evans-Cook (supplied photo)
Swift Chimney (photo by Peter Middleton)
Eastern Whippoorwill (photo by Grant Davis)

OSFN Indoor Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E Owen Sound. There are no Indoor Meetings in July and August. Please see the individual event listings below for more details.

We invite speakers with a wide range of expertise from Grey/Bruce and other parts of the province. These evenings are open to the public. The auditorium is open by 6:30. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club activities, club business, social time, nature sightings and reports.

The club also offers a full schedule of outdoor activities during the year. Through these outings, members learn more about the birds, plants, mammals and geology of this part of Ontario. We also keep a protective eye on our precious natural areas.