Coronavirus impact on Birding Festivals
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Coronavirus impact on Birding Festivals

Steve Hood

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If anyone has any plans to attend a spring birding festival you should monitor the status of the event as there is the possibility of cancellations due to the virus.

https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/ ... ronavirus/
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All federal parks have been closed until April 30th.  Ontario provincial parks are still open but events have been cancelled and centres are closed.   We may still see provincial parks get closed as well.
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Provincial Parks closed now as well. Ugh
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Quote from: "MikeN"
Provincial Parks closed now as well. Ugh

That was disappointing and they are closed until April 30th.  I hope the Feds don't close down Rouge Park that I am using for daily hikes, as I am going stir crazy at home.
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As of today Parking is no longer permitted in Canada National Parks, so you can no longer access these parks.  Hopefully this won't last too long.
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Parks Canada has extended closure of all parks until May 31st.
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In addition to Parks Canada, all Ontario Parks and Conservation Areas will stay closed until the end of May.
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In addition to the Ontario parks opening last week, Parks Canada is opening the following on June 1st.  I am glad to see that Rouge Park will be accessible to everyone although I have been using the one entrance that they purposely left open due to the very wide trails.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6990920/park ... ng-june-1/

On Wednesday, Parks Canada announced it would gradually resume some operations at 29 of Canada’s 48 national parks starting June 1, including:

Cape Breton Highlands National Park (N.S.)
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (N.S.)
Prince Edward Island National Park (P.E.I.)
Fundy National Park (N.B.)
Kouchibouguac National Park (N.B.)
Gros Morne National Park (N.L.)
Terra Nova National Park (N.L.)
La Mauricie National Park (Que.)
Forillon National Park (Que.)
Bruce Peninsula National Park (Ont.)
Rouge National Urban Park (Ont.)
Georgian Bay Islands National Park (Ont.)
Thousand Islands National Park (Ont.)
Pukaskwa National Park (Ont.)
Riding Mountain National Park (Man.)
Prince Albert National Park (Sask.)
Grasslands National Park (Sask.)
Banff National Park (Alta.)
Jasper National Park (Alta.)
Waterton Lakes National Park (Alta.)
Elk Island National Park (Alta.)
Yoho National Park (B.C.)
Kootenay National Park (B.C.)
Mount Revelstoke National Park (B.C.)
Glacier National Park (B.C.)
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (B.C.)
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (B.C.)
Wood Buffalo National Park (N.W.T./Alta.)
Kluane National Park Reserve (Yukon)

In a news release, Parks Canada explained that in most cases, the gradual reopening will include access to day-use areas, trails, beaches and green spaces and some access for recreational boating and fishing.
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Unfortunately, Point Pelee will only be open weekends from 10am starting June 13th.  Not that great for birding.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/pelee/ ... id-19-info

We miss our visitors! The staff at Point Pelee National Park are working hard to prepare the park for visitors, to implement measures in limiting the spread of COVID-19, and to support essential road construction activities.

The construction and paving of the main road is underway. During that phase of the road renewal project, as a way to prevent public safety concerns, Point Pelee National Park will remain closed to all visitor access until June 12, inclusively. Starting June 13, 2020, Point Pelee National Park will open on weekends only, offering limited visitor access and basic services on Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to sunset.
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