Saturday, May 30, 2009

Gatineau Park: May 26, 2009

Today's outing was good despite the cool temperatures for May 26th, +3c. We spent our time birding various areas in Gatineau Park including Champlain Lookout and Pin Lake. Even through the birds weren't to vocal due to the cooler temperatures we did manage to see or hear 15 species of warblers. The biggest surprise were two YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS along a trail at Champlain Lookout. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a rare spring migrant and occasional breeder in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Black-throated Blue Warbler in Gatineau Park. Photo by Ian Nicholson.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Gatineau Park. Photo by Ian Nicholson.

Good birding,

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