Long Point Waterfowl is dedicated primarily to the study and conservation of waterfowl and wetlands throughout the Great Lakes region. We are committed to supervising and supporting graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) as they conduct research on waterfowl and wetland related projects. We also provide a diversity of educational opportunities for undergraduate students through classroom training, field courses, employment, volunteering and honours projects. We also have a Youth Hunting and Conservation Course which provides top-notch training to youth and also mentors them in the appreciation of our natural resources.
Long Point Waterfowl Highlights
Come celebrate our 25th Anniversary and the many contributions of Long Point Waterfowl’s research at this years Annual Fundraising Dinner. Further information on auction items and prizes will be announced as the date approaches, for now view our event flyer for all relevant information.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters will be hosting a Wild Turkey Certification Course at Long Point Waterfowl’s Research and Education Centre on Saturday, April 19th. This is a full day course, at the end of which participants will complete a multiple-choice exam on turkey hunting safety principles and hunting methods to obtain their turkey hunting license. If interested in joining the Turkey Course at Long Point, please visit the following website (scrolling down to the Long Point course) or contact Karla Lloyd at 705-748-6324 ext. 241.
For anyone interested in staying overnight at our Research and Education Centre facilities please contact Katelyn Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Palumbo, Long Point Waterfowl’s newest PhD Candidate, presented on our Lake St. Clair initiative: “habitat selection of waterfowl during spring and autumn migration” at this years Great Lakes Wetlands Day, hosted by Great Lakes Wetland Conservation Action Plan (GLWCAP) members. Great Lakes Wetlands Day was held Tuesday, February 4 2014 and was created to mark World Wetlands Day to reflect on the history, present, and future of Ontario’s wetlands. To learn more about Matt’s research click here to read a conference abstract.
Long Point Waterfowl is proud to announce that Taylor Finger successfully defended his Master’s thesis entitled “Environmental Factors that Influence Spring Migration Chronology of Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)” on January 15, 2014. Taylor used satellite telemetry and weather data to investigate the influence of annual variation in weather and environmental conditions on timing and rate of spring migration of Lesser Scaup. The results of Taylor’s research have increased our understanding of scaup migration chronology and have implications for the interpretation of annual survey data. We at Long Point Waterfowl are proud of the research that Taylor conducted under our supervision and support. Taylor’s completed thesis will be posted soon on our Completed Theses page.
Long Point Waterfowl is proud to announce that Katelyn Weaver (Long Point Waterfowl M.Sc. student) recently defended her master’s thesis entitled Tundra Swan habitat selection during the nonbreeding period. Katelyn began studying the nonbreeding ecology of Tundra Swans with Long Point Waterfowl in January 2012 and, through use of satellite telemetry data and land cover classification information, investigated the temporal and geographic selection of open water, wetlands and agriculture for her M.Sc. thesis. We at Long Point Waterfowl are proud of the research that Katelyn conducted under our supervision and support! Please join us in congratulating Katelyn on this wonderful accomplishment! Also, please e-mail Katelyn if you would like an electronic copy of her thesis.
Mallard hen houses, courtesy of the Flyway Foundation, are now available at the REC for distribution to interested waterfowl/conservation clubs and individuals. Please click here to learn more about this great initiative!
Check out this great article by Daniel Wiest in the Haldimand-Norfolk on our most recent Duck Day!