[Ontbirds] Black-backed Woodpecker in Toronto

Mark Cranford mark.cranford at ofo.ca
Sat Apr 3 05:57:06 EST 2004

Posting for Carol Horner

Hello Birders

Hoping for a lifer, I headed down to Serena Gundy park as soon as I could 
get away from work today. When I arrived at the parking lot the 
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was already scoped out (thanks John). It had moved 
from it's prior location over the bridge to the west, and was now across 
the road from the east end of the parking lot, working a couple of dead 
pines. Several of us viewed the bird in this location between 4 and 5 pm 
today (Apr 2), and it was still there when we left.


The entrance to the park is on the west side of Leslie St, just north of 
Eglinton Ave. From the Don Valley Parkway exit at Eglinton Ave. and go west 
to Leslie, turn right then a quick left into the park. The sign says 
Wilkett Creek Park and Sunnybrook Park. When the road splits keep right and 
follow the signs for Serena Gundy park. The parking lot is on the west side 
of the road. This afternoon the bird was to the east of the parking lot, 
but it was originally seen across the bridge at the west end of the parking 
lot, near the washrooms.


Carol Horner
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mark Cranford
ONTBIRDS Coordinator
Mississauga, Ontario
Mark.Cranford at ofo.ca
905 279 9576

More information about the ONTBIRDS mailing list