Our Official Study Circle - Five Counties' Circle
Many natural history and birding clubs in Ontario have adopted a 50-km checklist circle, having followed the lead of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club which created the first official 30-mile circle in 1895. This circle is used to produce checklists for birds, plants, dragonflies/damselflies, butterflies, amphibians, mammals ...
The five counties (the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, and Prescott-Russell) make up the major portion of the circle. When looking at the map you will notice that parts of Western Quebec and Northern New-York are also part of the circle.
Five Counties' Birding Circle
The Birding Committee consisting of Bill Radix, Défrid Théoret, Jacques Bouvier and Christine Trudeau met in October 2007 to revise the territory for the Bill Pilon Memorial Spring Bird Count.
All our traditional destinations are found within this circle namely the Alfred, Vankleek Hill, Embrun, Casselman, St-Isidore, Maxville, Green Valley sewage lagoons, Coopers' Marsh, Alfred Bog, Voyageur Provincial Park, Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail and Plaisance Nature Reserve.
The limits of this circle can be viewed on the interactive Google map at the following link