Friday, September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 Pelee Birding

Hi Ontbirders,
The birding today at Point Pelee National Park was very active and while scouting for the upcoming OFO Convention we managed to see 17 species of warblers including 2 Wilson's, 40+ Blackpoll, 15+ Nashville,10+ Magnolia, and 3 Tennessee Warblers. Other species of note included 2 White-eyed Vireo, 3 Blue-headed Vireo, 3 Philadelphia Vireo, 8 Red-eyed Vireo, 12 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker, and 7 Gray-cheeked Thrush. A small number of American Golden-Plover and Black-bellied Plover were in the onions fields.

Good birding, Bruce, Ben, Todd and Dave

Northern Parula

Nashville Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Numerous Sharp-shinned Hawks were observed as they presuid migrating land birds.

Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler was one of the most common warbler at Pelee. We observed 30+ foraging in the backyard area while we were having dinner at Paula's Fish Place Restaurant just outside Point Pelee National Park.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in flight

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were easy to find at the tip.

The American Redstart responded to pishing and squeaking well.

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