With birds like Pomarine Jaeger, Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret, Snowy Plover, Purple Sandpipers and high numbers of Golden Eagles showing up recently – things have been great in the Windsor-Essex-Pelee region!These sightings got me thinking. Other regions, such as Hamilton, do a great job of spreading the word to everyone in their area about the birds that they’re seeing. We should be doing the same here! I’ve decided it’s time to do something about it.
Introducing Windsor-Essex-Pelee Birds Group (WEP Birds for short) – http://www.wepbirds.comWEP Birds is a simple local birding group page where group members can post sightings, ID questions, general tips, and anything else bird related. It’s not just be about rarities. Topics can include things like high counts, first of the year birds, late birds, a trip report, and so on! The idea is not to take over fantastic resources like Ontbirds or Windsor-Essex Nature Sightings on Facebook, but rather extend these so discussions can be had about the birds in this area. The group is open to all experience levels – backyard beginner to “expert”.
On wepbirds.com, you will not only see the group discussions, but a calendar of local birding events as well as Birdtrax widgets showing all recent eBird reports from the area. If you’re from the area, or just visiting, I hope you will visit the page, join the group & start sharing! To join, visit www.wepbirds.com and click on New Topic. It will ask you to sign in to your Google Account (or create one if you don’t have one). After signing in, just click “Apply to join group”. If you have any questions along the way, let me know.
Follow WEP Birds on Twitter – twitter.com/WEPBirds
|Purple Sandpiper – Point Pelee Tip – November 3, 2013|