The Headwaters of Ontario is blessed with thousands of ponds and wetlands. In their annual migrations to the Boreal forest and the Canadian Arctic, millions of birds rest in these areas. This ornithological wonder can be tabulated by following “BirdCast “on the internet. It is sponsored by Cornell University and tracks mainly the nocturnal migration of billions of birds. It assists with such campaigns as Lights Out.
One such beauty is the Tundra Swan (also known as the Whistling Swan) which often flies more than 6,000 km during its annual pilgrimage. These majestic giants when flying in formation emanate a whistling sound as they soar past, giving them their nickname.
Look for these exotic birds and many of their arctic cousins during the remaining spring months as they make their way north.