Carden Nature Guide

Some Breeding Birds of Carden

Some Breeding Birds of Carden

The most famous birds of the Carden Alvar are the Loggerhead Shrikes.  Birders travel long distances to view this species which is endangered in eastern Canada.  On weekends in late May and June, there are so many birders’ cars along Wylie Road that it resembles a parking lot, especially near the famous “Box 10”.   But there are many other birds, besides the Shrikes and Bluebirds, that are attracted to the alvar habitat.  This article will feature a few of these other birds that breed in the Carden  I.B.A.

Read more: Some Breeding Birds of Carden


Ron-and-JanetRon Reid and Janet Grand of Washago share a passion for birds, and for raising funds to conserve natural areas. So using their first-ever Ontario Big Year 2010 to gather donation pledges to purchase 300 acres within the Carden Alvar just seemed a natural fit. Share in their adventures as they scour Ontario for birds, and join in their quest to preserve this diverse property.

Editors Note:
April 2012: This property, now known as Wolf Run Alvar is one of several protected properties that serve as location venus for the Carden Nature Festival. The feed back from our visitors regarding this series of articles has been extremely positive so we have decided to keep it in place as a hand book of sorts, for how and where to find that special sighting.
Contact Ron and Janet to share information on sightings or make a pledge
e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ron Reid
Carden Program Coordinator The Couchiching Conservancy



Printable Species Check Lists for the Carden Area