Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Vermilion Flycatcher-Certificate of Appreciation

The Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) recognizes individuals or organizations that graciously host rare birds.  The Vermilion Flycatcher at Wallaceburg 18 December 2015 to 1 January 2016 on the Cornelis property was no exception!

Its last day: 1 January 2016

The bird was mainly on the property of Georgette Cornelis just north of the town of Wallaceburg.  She was more than happy to allow birdwatchers to search her property for the bird.  In fact, she said "the more the merrier!".

Hundreds of birders from all over came to view the bird at least once, some multiple times.

27 December 2015

Tonight, I presented certificates of appreciation to Georgette Cornelis as well as her son Larry on behalf of OFO.  Larry was the initial discoverer of the bird and throughout its stay, helped birders find the bird while he was around.

As I presented the plaques, Georgette hoped that the situation will happen again!  (I hope with a different species though!)


  1. A very nice gesture and well-deserved for Larry and Georgette.....I wonder what can be scared up for this next CBC?

  2. Great news! I remember how accommodating they were so well deserved! Thanks for handing out our thanks and for posting Blake.