Bay of Quinte Tourism

Click here for the latest COVID-19 updates in Ontario and please consult your local Health Unit's guidelines before travelling. Stay up to date on COVID-19 in the Quinte region with our local health units and stay connected with us through our weekly newsletter.

Author: Tom Wheatley

Tom Wheatley has been birding locally for ten years and has also spent much time birding internationally in Southeast Asia. He is a member of the Quinte Field Naturalists, and volunteers at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.

Birds To Look For in Quinte

Birds To Look For in Quinte

Before the start of the 20th century, hunters would join in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” They would split into teams, then go off and shoot as many birds as possible. The team with the most dead birds won. Thank goodness today’s hunters are more responsible than back then! What Is A Bird Census? Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, concerned about the recklessness of the Side Hunt, American birder and ornithologist Frank M. Chapman introduced ...