NEW ISSUE -- Point Pelee Natural History News

Alan Wormington wormington at juno.com
Wed Jan 28 14:33:39 EST 2004


Point Pelee Natural History News — Volume 3, Number 4 (Winter 2003)

This new issue (16 pages) is currently at the printer and will be
available next week.

This issue contains the following:

ARTICLES:

POINT PELEE:  ITS EVOLUTION and STRUCTURE — Alan S. Trenhaile
[Ever wondered how Point Pelee was formed?  The author, a geomorphologist
at the University of Windsor, explains this and much more.]

NOTEWORTHY BIRD RECORDS:  SEPTEMBER to NOVEMBER 2003 — Alan Wormington
[An exceptional fall migration with a total of 6 pages detailing such
rarities as Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Cattle Egret, Glossy
Ibis, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross’s Goose, Brant, Harlequin Duck,
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk, Piping Plover, Marbled Godwit, Red Phalarope,
Sabine’s Gull, Ross’s Gull, Sooty Tern, Black-backed Woodpecker, Cave
Swallow, Townsend’s Solitaire and Dickcissel).

MORE CAVE SWALLOWS:  THE FALL OF 2003 — Alan Wormington
[Another incursion into northeastern North America resulted in 14
sightings and 21 birds in Ontario; of this total, eight birds were found
within the Point Pelee Birding Area.  All sightings are detailed and
discussed.]

POINT PELEE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT:  DECEMBER 15, 2003 — Sarah E. Rupert
[42 observers found 94 species and counted 55,522 birds; highlights
included Franklin’s Gull, 247 American Pipit, Red-throated Loon, Lesser
Black-backed Gull and Dunlin.]

FOX SQUIRRELS AT POINT PELEE:  1977, 1990 and 1997 — Alan Wormington
[As the title states individual Fox Squirrels were recorded at Point
Pelee in 1977, 1990 and 1997, but their origin remains unknown; the
history of the species in Ontario is also presented.]

IN THE FIELD:
Ross’s Gull:  Second Record for Point Pelee
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk:  New to Point Pelee

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Included in this issue is a total of 13 photographs and two
illustrations.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This is the last issue of Point Pelee Natural History News that will be
published (Volume 3 is now complete).  Your Editor has requested the
termination of the newsletter since there is always a chronic lack of
material — somewhat surprising considering Point Pelee is probably
visited by more nature-oriented individuals than any other single
location in Ontario.  Although there has always been a regular source of
articles such as Noteworthy Bird Records”, various bird and butterfly
count reports, and annual butterfly and dragonfly compilations, etc.,
this is not enough material to fill each issue.

A word of “Thanks” to the Friends of Point Pelee for both initiating and
supporting the newsletter throughout.

Alan Wormington, EDITOR
Point Pelee Natural History News
E-mail — wormington at juno.com

There is an ample supply of all issues if anyone is interested in
obtaining a complete set or getting missing issues.  All issues will be
available this spring, for example, at the book store inside the Point
Pelee Visitor Centre.  Please address all orders directly to the Friends
of Point Pelee.

				In Person:	By Mail (Can)	By Mail (International):

Any single issue:			$4		$5		$5 (US funds only)

Any four issues:			$15		$18		$18 (US funds only)

Complete set (12 issues):	$40		$45		$45 (US funds only)

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1118 Point Pelee Drive
Leamington, Ontario
Canada N8H 3V4

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