Monday April 23, 2018

Calling all bird and outdoor enthusiasts!

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is pleased to announce our grant application to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund has been approved.

Six birds – new species at risk (SAR) have been added and indentified in Haliburton County:

  • the Whip-poor-will,
  • Chimney Swift,
  • Canada Warbler,
  • Common Nighthawk,
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher, and
  • Bald Eagle.

Unfortunately, these birds are all declining in numbers. In order to counter these declines, we need to understand the distribution of these birds. You can help!

If you see or hear any of the birds listed above, please report those sightings to Paul Heaven at 705-286-3181 or pheaven@glenside-eco.ca
Or you can fill in an online form at www.thelandbetween.ca/rarespeciesform.asp.

Project funding will allow the Land Trust to update and reprint the very popular Species at Risk Journal in a new and improved format that will allow for easy updates. As well, in partnership with the Land Between, two workshops will be delivered to teach Haliburton County residents bird and habitat identification and inventory techniques. Two additional reptiles at risk workshops will also be provided to maintain the momentum generated by the recently held and highly successful Reptiles at Risk Workshops.

These workshops will take place at the:

Land Between’s Science and Stewardship Symposium|
Haliburton School of the Arts (Fleming College).

Friday, October 15, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, and
Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm