About Us

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.

This years event features many exciting auctions and raffles, some big ticket items include two African Safari Trips, a Costa Rican holiday, Argentinian Hunt, Mexican Dove Hunt, Saskatchewan Crane Hunt and a trip to the Long Point tip.

Further details about our dinner and the auction items you can expect to find can be found on our Upcoming Events page.

Please contact:
Rob Smith at rsmith@longpointwaterfowl.org to purchase tickets
Greg Dunn at gdunn@longpointwaterfowl.org if you have an item to donate!


Check out a recent technical report by LPW PhD Candidate Everett Hanna et al. entitled “Migratory chronology, autumn recruitment, and population size of Eastern Population Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) from the North Shore Region of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.


Long Point Waterfowl makes an impressive showing at the 2014 Ontario Federations of Anglers and Hunters Annual Conference with three of our graduate students receiving scholarship awards and our Executive Director Dr. Scott Petrie being honoured with a prestigious conservation leadership award. Moreover, our Biologist Ted Barney demonstrated to youth from the Get Outdoors group on waterfowl decoying and hunting. Visit our Staff and Student Involvement page to learn more.


CTV News Report: Frozen Great Lakes deadly for ducks, conservationists say. On Sunday, March 23rd, Dr. Scott Petrie and Ted Barney discussed the impacts of the harsh 2013/14 winter on waterfowl on CTV News.
Ted Barney, a biologist with Long Point Waterfowl, said many of the dead birds had relied on their own body mass to stay alive. ”And they get to a point where there is no more muscle mass left for them to use as energy,” Barney told CTV Kitchener.
Click here to read the article and watch the news clip.


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 kweaver@longpointwaterfowl.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.



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 Long Point Waterfowl’s 2012 Newsletter.

Check out Long Point Waterfowl’s Avian Energetics Lab and Research and Education Centre.


“A Society is defined not only by what it creates, but what it refuses to destroy”
John Sawhill : Nature Conservancy

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