Bird for Rainy River
HELP PICK RAINY RIVER’S OFFICIAL BIRD!
Rainy River – The local birding subcommittee needs your help to pick an
A picture of this bird will be used to help advertize birding in the western Rainy
At its meeting on May 18, the subcommittee made a list of what features the
official bird needs to have.
The bird should be a year-round resident of the Rainy River District. Visitors
need to be able to see this bird in summer or winter.
It needs to be a kind of bird found here, but few (or no) other places in
Ontario. Fortunately, we have many birds like that in our district.
Most importantly, the bird’s picture needs to look good in both color and black
and white. The bird symbol will be on everything from websites to brochures.
Here are four birds the committee liked. Do you have a favorite?
The Black-Billed Magpie is a large prairie bird with black, white and green
Magpies live here all year, and are usually found in only two places in Ontario:
Rainy River and Dryden.
The Sharp-Tailed Grouse is another large prairie bird that ranges into our
In the springtime, male birds can be seen in local fields doing a special dance.
The males stretch out their wings flat, puff up pink sacs under their eyes and
then turn in circles. You won’t forget it once you’ve seen it!
The Bald Eagle was another popular committee choice. A huge Bald Eagle
circling overhead is an amazing sight.
These birds were once endangered, but are now recovering. You can see them
across the Rainy River District.
The fourth choice was another special prairie bird, the Yellow-Headed
Blackbird. It has spectacular black and yellow feathers.
Ontarian’s can see Yellow-Headed Blackbirds only here and in the far south of
the province around Lake St. Clair.
Which of these four would be your choice? Or, would you choose another bird?
The birding subcommittee would like to hear from you! Your input is very
important in choosing the official bird.
Please drop off your vote in writing at the Rainy River Town Office, email the
town at email@example.com, or, take our on-line survey. Go to website x.
For more information… please contact the Town of Rainy River Office at
Below this page you can send your comment or selection in the comment section.