Long Point Fall Migration Monitoring

Long Point, Ontario is a narrow sand peninsula that acts as a funnel and a gathering point for migrating monarchs each year. Fall migration of the monarch has been monitored at two sites each year: Breakwater Point and the tip of Long Point. Every fall since 1995, a standardized daily count (census) has been carried out by volunteers. Each survey is a one hour walking census where the number of monarchs observed are recorded. Surveys begin at August 1st and continue until the end of September at Breakwater and until late October at the tip.

Monitoring Activity Tracker

Snapshot

Program Date(s): 1995
Institution Type: NGO
Institutional Affiliation: Bird Studies Canada
Species Focus: Monarchs
Contact E-mail:

Protocol

Protocol Type: Restricted search, Transect
Data Type(s): Abundance
Data Availability: Contact Tara Crewe
Survey Focus: Adults, Roosts
Incidental Data Collected: Weather
Visit Frequency: Daily
Protocol Notes: Each survey is a one hour walking census where the number of monarchs observed are recorded. Surveys are daily (except during poor weather) and begin on August 1st and continue until the end of September at Breakwater and until late October at the tip. A single surveyor completes the census each day.