Blue Spotted Salamander. Photo © Aarre Ertolahti


Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Activities

Since our inception over 75 years ago, the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists have been involved in numerous projects supporting the conservation and appreciation of the natural environment.  Many of these projects are undertaken with provincial or federal government partners such as the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and Environment Canada.  We commonly work with environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) such as Ontario Nature (formerly Federation of Ontario Naturalists), Birds Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and World Widlife Fund.  TBFN also partners with the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, Lakehead University, EcoSuperior, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, City of Thunder Bay, and other local groups on efforts closer to home.

TBFN has been heavily involved in past provincial atlassing efforts such as the Atlas of the Mammals of Ontario, both the 1st and 2nd editions of Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, and also looks to contribute to recently launched Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

In addition to major endeavours such as the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory and our Nature Reserves program, TBFN has been also involved in a number of other ongoing projects such as Project Peregrine, the Bluebird Recovery Program, and the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Click on the headings in the menu bar at right for more information.