Looking for snow buntings
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Looking for snow buntings

takkatakka

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Hi,
   This winter I would like to find a group of snow buntings. I was wondering if any of you know of any reliable places to find snow buntings (and possibly horned larks and lapland longspurs) around Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Uxbridge and Port Perry. All suggestions are appreciated.
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I don't know specific locations up that way, but they generally aren't very hard to find by randomly driving around open farmland areas. I've seen them in Holland Marsh several times. Horned Larks become very abundant on roadsides later in February/March but are a little harder right now.
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Paul O'Toole

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They travel around alot and can show up just about anywhere. If you drive around Amherst or Wolfe Island's you will likely see some over there due to the size of the islands and lots of open spaces.
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thouc

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Also, you are more likely to see them when the fields are snow covered and they come to the roads where there is bare ground.
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takkatakka

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Thank you for the advice, and I hope I will be able to find some now.
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Pat Hodgson

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If you drive the back roads of those towns in winter, you will find them eventually.  Best bets are wherever a farmer has fairly recently spread manure on a field.
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There was a sighting in eBird of 600 Snow Buntings and a Lapland Longspur on Bragg Rd between Bowmanville and Newcastle on Jan 2.

/Thomas
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