Caspian Terns in Pembroke

Chris cmichener at renc.igs.net
Wed Sep 17 15:49:54 EDT 2003


Hi Ontbirders,

Manson Fleguel and myself birded Westmeath Provincial Park and the Pembroke
waterfront this morning.  At the marina in Pembroke, there was an adult
with a young CASPIAN TERN.  They were loafing on the rock jetty that runs
into the Ottawa River viewable east of the marina berm.

In Westmeath PP, on a walk in from Sand Point Rd. along the beach going
east, we saw 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, a LESSER GOLDEN-PLOVER, several
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, several NORTHERN HARRIERS and
a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK.

For WPP, take County Rd 12 towards the town of Westmeath and turn left to
the river on Sand Point Rd.  The area is good for shorebirds in low water
in late Sep and Oct.  This is a good spot for finding Sharp-tailed Sparrows
in late Sep and early Oct, but is hit and miss.  They are found in damp
beach vegetation, well inside the Park.

Chris Michener
Golden Lake

Region 26 Coordinator
Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas
http://www.birdsontario.org/atlas/atlasmain.html

Pembroke Area Field Naturalists:
http://www.renc.igs.net/~cmichener/pafn.index.html


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