Point Pelee report for April 26

Michelle Nicholson fopp at wincom.net
Sun Apr 27 07:35:45 EDT 2003


Hello All,

Welcome to the 2003 Point Pelee Festival of Birds.  We will be sending daily
updates to Ontbirds from now through May 26.

Cool temperatures and north winds meant that there were few new migrants in
the park today, although a forecasted change to southwest winds for tonight
and tomorrow could lead to an influx of birds.

Migrants present in the park over the past few days include:

White-throated Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets singing actively, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped, Palm, Pine, Black-throated Green and Nashville
Warblers, a single Blackburnian Warbler, Hermit and Swainson's Thrushes,
Brown Thrasher, Rufous-sided Towhee, and Cliff and Rough-winged Swallows.
Large flocks of Surf Scoters, along with a few Black and White-winged have
been seen off the tip.

A Northern Goshawk was seen this morning at the tip and one adult and one
immature Bald Eagle were soaring over the Visitor's Centre.

Good birding!

John Haselmayer, Karl Konze, Dave Martin, Pete Read, Alan Wormington
Staff, Friends of Point Pelee

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Birding Events - April 26 to May 26

To register, please call the Friends of Point Pelee at 519-326-6173, fax
519-326-7925 or email fopp at wincom.net.  For general park information, please
call 519-322-2365

Birding Hikes

Hike space is limited.  Pre-registration is recommended and is payable by
Visa or MasterCard.  Daily hikes leave from 'Carlos the Cardinal' in the
transit loop.  Evening hikes leave from the DeLaurier parking lot.
$10/person, maximum 12 participant/hike.  All hikes are 2 hours long.

Daily Hikes - April 26 to May 19 at 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
                  - May 20 to May 26 at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm
                  - French hikes offered at 8:30 am on weekends May 3 to May
18
                  - An additional 10:30 hike will be offered on May 3&4 and
10&11 through Quest Nature Tours

Evening Hikes - Thursday through Saturday, May 1 to 17 at 7 pm
                      - Meet at DeLaurier parking lot

Hot Spot County Bus Tours

- Join 2 leaders generously provided by Quest Nature Tours on a bus
generously provided by Bushnell Performance Optics for a 2-hour tour of the
Point Pelee Birding Area.
- Saturday May 3 & 10 at 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm
- $15/person, maximum 22 participants

For other events, please visit our website at www.wincom.net/~fopp/




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