NEW ISSUE -- Point Pelee Natural History News

Alan Wormington wormington at juno.com
Tue Jul 16 15:39:01 EDT 2002


Volume 2, Number 2 (Summer 2002) issue of POINT PELEE NATURAL HISTORY
NEWS is now at the printer and will be available later this week.

Information on subscribing is at the bottom of this posting.

The new issue (20 pages) contains the following:

ARTICLES:

THE TIGER BEETLES (Cicindelidae) OF POINT PELEE NATIONAL PARK, ONTARIO --
by Stephen A. Marshall
[a detailed account on the three confirmed species for Point Pelee, plus
an additional five species recorded nearby.]

NOTEWORTHY BIRD RECORDS:   MARCH to MAY 2002 -- by Alan Wormington
[a total of eight pages covering the remarkable spring of 2002, with
details on such species as Brown Pelican, Little Blue Heron, Ross’s
Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Mississippi Kite, American  Avocet,
Laughing Gull, Mew Gull, Barn Owl, Vermilion Flycatcher, Fish Crow,
Townsend’s Solitaire, Hermit Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Kirtland’s
Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak
and Painted Bunting]

CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW:   SECOND RECORD FOR POINT PELEE, THIRD FOR ONTARIO --
by Robert Curry
[While camping at Point Pelee, Bob Curry and Dave Bissell were awakened
by a calling Chuck-will’s-widow, only the third to be recorded in
Ontario; the date was May 11, 1964]

IN SEARCH OF A CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW NEST -- by George D. Bryant
[an account on the attempt to find a nest at night, with the use of a
flashlight; no nest, but an otherwise entertaining episode]

CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW:   A NEST IS FOUND! -- by Alan Wormington
[a brief account on the discovery of a nest at Point Pelee near White
Pine Picnic Area on June 5, 1977; the nest contained two eggs.]

THE DECLINE OF GRASSLAND BIRDS:   SOME INSIGHTS AND COMMENTS -- by Alan
Wormington
[A recent paper published in Ohio Birds provides some significant
information that can be applied to southern Ontario including Essex
County; the article also includes an important clue as to the possible
source of Henslow’s Sparrows in Ontario]

IN THE FIELD:
Sandhill Crane:  A New Breeding Species for Point Pelee
Lark Sparrow:  A Record-Early Spring Migrant
Prothonotary Warbler:  A Record-Early Spring Migrant
American Redstart:  A Record-Early Spring Migrant
Hermit Warbler:  Second Record for Point Pelee
Painted Bunting:  New to Essex County
Spring Migration 2002:  The Best Ever?

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Bermuda Lesser Nighthawk:  A Correction
New Publication:  Wildflowers of the Erie Islands
American Birding Association:  1999 Members Survey

UPCOMING EVENTS and OUTINGS:
August 2002
September 2002
October 2002

PHOTOGRAPHS:
Included with the articles as described above are a total of 24
photographs.

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ALAN WORMINGTON Editor,
POINT PELEE NATURAL HISTORY NEWS 
e-mail: wormington at juno.com

WEB PAGE:  http://www.wincom.net/~fopp/Natural_History_News.htm
[includes an index for past issues]

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