[Ontbirds]Pelee Island Birds May 1, 2005

pimuseum pimuseum at mnsi.net
Mon May 2 10:03:40 EDT 2005


Early migrants are present in good numbers but the main influx has yet to arrive. 
First arrivals today included an EASTERN KINGBIRD and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Fish Point. An OSPREY and MARSH WREN were also observed at Fish Point.

Rob Tymstra
Ron Tiessen
Pelee Island Heritage Centre
West Dock, Pelee Island, Ontario, N0R 1M0
(519) 724-2291 "pimuseum" <pimuseum at mnsi.net>

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There will be daily bird hikes on Pelee Island until May 20. Cost is
$5.00 which includes admission to Heritage Centre. Inquire at Centre at foot of
West Dock for times and locations, and details on best birding areas and
current rarities.

The Heritage Centre is open from 10 am - 5 pm daily. The foyer
contains a 'sightings board' listing May bird sightings (open 24 hours).
Lighthouse Point is on the NE corner of the island, Sheridan Point on the NW
corner, Mill Point on the SE corner, and Fish Point on the SW corner, due
south of the West Dock.

The Fourth Annual Pelee Island Bird Race / Baillie Birdathon will take place from noon Friday, May 13, to noon, Saturday, May 14. The Springsong Celebration continues Saturday evening with a 'Talk and Dinner' featuring Jane Urquhart with an introduction by Margaret Atwood. Sunday, May 15, features a talk by Bill Lishman, 'Father Goose.' The 'Green' category of the Bird Race continues this year, allowing only human-powered or non-fossil fuel modes of transportation. 

Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO) continues its daily banding and census
operation. Visitors are welcome. For more information about PIBO please contact the Heritage Centre or check the website: www.peleeisland.org

Pelee Island can be reached by ferry leaving Leamington several times daily. For times and reservations, call 1-800-661-2220.





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