Long Point Waterfowl would like to thank all volunteers, sponsors and participants of our 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner. The dinner was held Saturday, April 27th at the Greens of Renton was a smashing success! All funds raised from this dinner will be used by Long Point Waterfowl to support our research, conservation, education and outdoor heritage programs. Thanks again and keep an eye out for details about next years event.
Long Point Waterfowl is a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to waterfowl and wetland research, conservation and education. We are also committed to the celebration of our hunting heritage. The primary purpose of Long Point Waterfowl is to study the staging ecology and requirements of waterfowl on the lower Great Lakes. We also monitor trends in the distribution and abundance of waterfowl, perform research on waterfowl habitats, and generate information useful for management purposes. Our staff and graduate students are committed to providing hands-on opportunities for youth wildlife technicians, biologists and scientists, as well as to increasing public awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy wetlands
and sustainable waterfowl populations. Long Point Waterfowl was established in the 1980s, is administered through Bird Studies Canada, and governed by a Board of Directors and a Scientific Advisory Committee.
Long Point Waterfowl Highlights
Long Point Waterfowl graduate student Philip Wilson (M.Sc. Candidate), has been collecting location data from Long-tailed Ducks implanted with satellite transmitters at Lake Ontario during winters 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. In collaboration with the Sea Duck Joint Venture and The Canadian Wildlife Service, Long Point Waterfowl is currently tracking 16 Long-tailed Ducks as they migrate from their Lake Ontario wintering habitat to their arctic breeding and molting regions. A primary focus is to study winter habitat use and spring migration of this poorly understood population. Please join us as we track these birds across the boreal forest, James Bay and Hudson Bay, on their northward migration to settling points in the high arctic. Weekly migration maps will be updated here and previous tracking migration updates can be viewed under our Satellite Tracking page. You can also find tracking maps from other waterbird species studied by Long Point Waterfowl on the Satellite Tracking page.
Long Point Waterfowl recently hosted their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Dinner and it was a smashing success! To learn more about this and other past events click here.
Long Point Waterfowl strives to employ top-notch graduate and undergraduate students within our research program. Recent examples of our student’s success include two award winning presentations at the Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium by Katelyn Weaver and Sara Handrigan. To view accomplishments and activities of students and staff click here.
Due to increased interest in our Youth Hunting & Conservation Course (YHCC), Long Point Waterfowl is planning to offer two separate six-day workshops in 2013. The original YHCC will be offered along with a workshop for Future Wildlife Professionals. For more information click the links above or visit the
Youth Hunting & Conservation Course page for the application package.
For those youth interested in a mentored hunting opportunity, click here to read about the Long Point Heritage Hunt hosted in September 2013 and here for an application. Remember, deadline for application is August 30th, 2013!
Check out the new video developed on the Long Point Causeway Project on our Videos page! This is a must watch video describing the importance of the Long Point region and the work done on the Causeway.
Long Point Waterfowl students and staff recently attended the 6th North American Duck Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 27 January – 1 February 2013. The symposium featured experts addressing the (1) state of our understanding of the ecology and conservation of waterfowl, and (2) future needs to sustain waterfowl populations, their habitats, and hunting. In total, Long Point Waterfowl had a substantial presence at this gathering of North America’s premier waterfowl scientists and managers with involvement in 15 presentations and posters. Long Point Waterfowl staff and students networked with colleagues throughout the week, strengthened and developed new research and conservation partnerships, advanced the Long Point Waterfowl mission, and helped ensure the future of North America’s waterfowl and wetland resources and heritage for future generations. To learn more about the conference please visit our Past Events page.
Check out Long Point Waterfowl’s 2012 Newsletter.
“A Society is defined not only by what it creates, but what it refuses to destroy”
John Sawhill : Nature Conservancy