Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Birding Prince Edward Island August 13, 2009

We made a quick trip to Prince Edward Island National Park and spent part of a day birding Covehead Harbour. This area had lots of activity and we arrived as the tide was going out. In the area we counted over 100+ Great Blue Heron as they fed and rested in the salt marsh. Ospreys were everywhere hunting and shorebirds were plentiful. On the mudflats we observed 82 Black-bellied Plover, 34 Semipalmated Plover, 34 Greater Yellowleg, 21 Ruddy Turnstone, and 11 Short-billed Dowitcher. Resting on a exposed sand bar were 26 Caspian Tern and 100+ Bonapates Gull. Though a brief visit it was worth while!

A view of Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick.

A view of the salt marsh area.

Out going tide at Covehead Harbour.

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