White-winged Crossbills in Algonquin Park

Ron rtozer at vianet.on.ca
Thu Dec 12 09:43:43 EST 2002

During the last week in Algonquin Park, birders have been reporting
significantly increased numbers of White-winged Crossbills all along the
Highway 60 Corridor. Many sightings involve males in song.

In addition, there have been reports of Purple Finch flocks and some
sightings of small groups of Pine Siskins in Algonquin. A few Evening
Grosbeaks are visiting feeders at the Algonquin Visitor Centre (km 43
on Highway 60). 

These observations may reflect recent real increases in the numbers of 
these species, and/or snow and weather conditions that have made these 
birds more obvious to observers now.

Algonquin Provincial Park is three hours north of Toronto, via Highways 400
and 11 to Huntsville, and then east on Highway 60. Get a tabloid at the gate
when you purchase your permit. The tabloid has a map for locating sites
mentioned above.

Ron Tozer
Dwight, Ontario
rtozer at vianet.on.ca

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